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Poker a game of skill, not illegal under Dutch law

5th July 2010 9:04 am GMT

A three and a half year old case against the organiser of a Texas Hold'em poker tournament in the Netherlands has ended with the criminal court of The Hague ruling that poker cannot be considered a game of chance under the country's gambling laws.

The case stemmed from a poker tournament held in the Netherlands in December 2006, allegedly in breach of gambling laws which give the state-owned Holland Casino a monopoly over games of chance.

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