Gambling LoopholeJune 15, 2007
by Onder Skall
Congressman Robert Wexler has introduced HR 2610, the Skill Game Protection Act, to exempt games “where success is predominantly determined by the skill of the players involved” from being considered gambling. From the word of the bill, this would include games like Poker or Bridge. What’s not clear is where the line is drawn. One could make the argument that Blackjack is a skill game since there are optimal strategies for winning it.
We’re catching this in the early days here, but this might be what the casinos of Second Life have been waiting for.