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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I Got Skills

It's hard to say what the biggest factor is in my ability to pick up women: skill, chance, or the fat wad of cash I hand them. Such is life, where good things come to those who are smart, lucky, and rich. So it's arbitrary to take something like poker and say it's either a game of chance or a game of skill.
A court in East London is expected to decide this week whether poker is a game of skill, chance or a combination

A jury has been asked to weigh up the role played by Lady Luck in the world's most popular card game, after police accused a club owner of illegally hosting a poker session and levying winnings and stakes without a license.

Britain's Gambling Act states that a license is needed for hosting a game of chance but not those of skill, like chess.

Derek Kelly, owner of the Gutshot private club in central London, has been accused of breaking the law on two occasions -- December, 2004 and January, 2005. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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