The Dutch appeals court ruled that it is unlawful for people to hold poker games because they are equivalent to gambling, according to a report from Dutchnews.nl.
The decision originates from an almost 10-year-old case that involved two males who were prosecuted for hosting super low-stakes tournaments of Texas hold'em poker at a bar for a period of two years, which attracted around 70 players.
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Joined: May '08
Age: 35 (M)
well poker is a form of gambling and luck does play an enormous role, especially if we are talking about short term results, so i do understand this verdict. however there are arguments supporting that poker is a skill game, still this depends on many factors. i guess each case should be viewed separately.
Joined: May '08
Age: 43 (M)
Just another(the judge) person,who probably never played the game,or,has played,but never won any thing,it's always those people who cry the loudoust about poker being a game of chance as apposed to skill.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 59 (M)
... < Some folks are VERY skilled at playing games of chance,....which poker is...a game of chance...!
... < The skill in poker is in 'manipulating' people,...such as 'fooling' or 'bullying' them at certain times...but that has NOTHING to do with the mechanics of the game.
... < The thing that makes poker 100% chance is....:
No matter how good you are,,...you CAN NOT tell or predict what the next card up will be,...OR, what the other person(s) will do or how they will react... ONLY when you CAN predict results 100% of the time for as long as you live, will it then become a game of 'skill'...
... < As soon as there is the slightest or minute amount of chance,....so much as 0.000000000001% chance involved,....it all becomes 100% chance,......because like russian roulette,...you can NEVER tell which chamber has the bullet in it...!
....And I'd argue that 'Fact' with the best of them...
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
Poker is a game of chance, whether you like it or not. No matter what skill you may employ, the outcome is still based on luck. Luck that the right card or cards will come or luck that the guy with AA will fold to a bluff. If he doesn't fold, then he is lucky that he didn't fold and called correctly.
As far as we are all concerned does it really matter as long as the government keep taking their share and the poker providers take theirs?
Joined: Nov '13
Age: 23 (F)
Poker has a percentage of chance, but it's definitely a game of skill, especially if we're talking about live poker face, where there comes into play a rigged software The player who has more skill will have a greater chande always win the game by more than their cards are not so good It could also be considered a sport, but I think culturally never recognize it as such
Joined: Jun '12
Age: 51 (M)
These Dutch judges are degenerates, but have legalized prostitution but fail against poker Who understand them Poker is a game that mixes chance, skill and ingenuity in equal parts I do not think it will ever be considered a sport, because they are not given the conditions for that to happen
Joined: Nov '14
Location: Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
Age: 39 (M)
What is it that u guys dont understand? its so plain and simple, they are pushing the decision that "poker is a game of chance" and not skill, coz if its skill, they can not tax it, if its gamble, they can, and thats all there is to it. Corruption, its the name of the game, its not that u dont understand it, u dont want to, thats the difference, people really need to get off their asss, and spill some blood, sorry to say but there is no other way to stop corrupt people, do as the mafia does, go to those judges homes, pay them a visit, make them an offer they can not refuse, make them realize that they are not untouchable, and thats all there is to it.
Posted by SBEP: sorry to say but there is no other way to stop corrupt people, do as the mafia does, go to those judges homes, pay them a visit, make them an offer they can not refuse, make them realize that they are not untouchable, and thats all there is to it.
The mafia is no longer looks and behaves like they did in the Godfather trilogy, let's just leave it at that. Today they don't send offers, horseheads or any other cute things around - they just simply make you dissapear.
Joined: Jan '10
Age: 56 (M)
Judge /government / public figure / extremist society who have power and think they are know what is goodness and wisdom (different opinion they disagree ) push / compel ( ? ) us to receive their will ,lol. They think they save us and did human right already. Evil bless them to hell, hope so
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 29 (M)
there is a lot of people that are living avidence that poker isnt game of chances, or luck, that poker is a game of skill... take for example player Mustapha Kanit... here is what he won in last year and a half...
Fourth place in the $25,500 High Roller at the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) for $492,600 First place in the AU$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em event at the 2014 Aussie Millions for AU$196,000 First place in the AU$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max event at the 2014 Aussie Millions for AU$104,000 Fifth place in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event at the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for $117,079 Fifth place in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack event at 2014 WSOP for $128,862 First place in the €50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller at the 2015 European poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final for €936,500 First place in the €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller at 2015 EPT Barcelona for €738,759 Third place in the €25,600 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller at the 2015 WSOP Europe for €227,145 Fourth place in the $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller at the 2016 PCA for $596,360 First place in the €25,700 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller at the 2016 EPT Dublin for €501,640
plus he won this sunday million, his nick on pokerstars is lasagnaaammm....
and if you call that luck or something like this I would tel you that you are wrong...