Danish judge goes all-in: Poker ruled a game of skill

September 2007
International Gaming & Wagering;Sep2007, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports that a municipal court in Denmark has held that poker tournaments are games of skill. The ruling was based on the judge's analysis that competence in the poker game is vital to success. The decision resulted in the acquittal of Frederik Hostrup, chairman of the Danish Poker Association, on charges accusing him of violating Danish gambling laws by organizing poker tournaments that collected entry fees from players. Also mentioned is the First Man-Machine Poker Championship held in Canada.


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