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CAN A COURT TURN LAW UPSIDE DOWN ON POKER PLAYERS?

Poker
By Wendeen H. Eolis
Poker Player Newspaper
December 6, 2012

Poker players WILL appeal for rehearing in South Carolina’s Supreme Court guilty ruling against a low stakes un-raked home game in Mount Pleasant v. Chimento.

So you thought that online poker players had it tough when Full Tilt Poker bellied up! What do you think about risking your liberty if you play in a home game?

Even if poker is predominantly a game of skill.

Even if the law is determined to be unconstitutionally vague by sitting justices in a case.

Even if there is no rake taken.

Even if the game yields less than a kid’s piggy bank for its biggest winner…in South Carolina and maybe elsewhere you could be arrested and convicted!

Will USA poker players take this South Carolina case seriously– as a signal that online and brick and mortar poker players across the US had best to unite in outrage against this ruling.

PPN will report more as details emerge from the big huddle of gaming lawyers involved and studying  the ongoing case and its potential impact on other jurists who might look to this case for guidance in a future proceedings elsewhere.