Poker Showdown Between Luck and Skill
Carl Bialik write a column called "The Numbers Guy" for the Wall Street Journal and keeps his column on the internet here
Is Texas Hold ‘Em poker more a game of chance or of skill? That question has figured in several legal tests of playing the card game for money: Games of chance are considered gambling under U.S. law. Now a major poker Web site has sponsored a study it claims demonstrates that it takes skill to win — which would help the site’s legal standing. But several poker experts question that claim.
We have discussed this problem in previus issues of Chance news http://chance.dartmouth.edu/chancewiki/index.php/Chance_News_29#Is_Poker_predominantly_skill_or_luck.3F here] and here