Some academics got together with Howard Lederer and Annie Duke recently to discuss the skill factor of poker in an attempt to legitimize the game in recent efforts to pass new legislation to overturn the September ban on online gaming.
Lederer had this interesting comment:
The "vast majority" of high-betting poker hands, he says, are decided after all players except the winner have folded. So if no one shows his cards, Mr. Lederer says, "can you legally argue that the outcome was determined by luck?"
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