Will Supreme Court Sit in for a Hand of Texas Hold’em?


The article is a follow up to two previous reviews of U.S. v. DiCristina, in which Federal District Judge Jack B. Weinstein found that poker was not gambling because it is a game predominated by skill rather than chance, a decision later reversed by the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. This article further discusses the details of DiCristina and notes that a petition for certiorari filed on November 13, 2013 asks the Supreme Court to take the matter up in the coming term. The authors note that the chances are the Court will accept the case are slim, and a decision will likely be made in February 2014.