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Danish Court Deems Poker Legal

Danish Court Deems Poker Legal

Skill vs. luck argument aired again

The Copenhagen Post reports that a Danish municipal court has ruled that poker tournaments do not contravene Danish gaming laws.Poker is not merely a game of chance but also requires skill and is therefore legitimate competition, a municipal court in the district of Lyngby ruled Friday.The ruling acquitted the president of the Danish Poker Association, Frederik Hostrup, of charges of arranging illegal free online casino gambling events. Hostrup had been sued by hotel and restaurant trade organisation Horesta on behalf of the nation’s [land] casinos.

The ruling goes against a decision by the Justice Ministry’s legal affairs committee in 2006, which concluded that poker constituted illegal gambling.Hostrup’s attorney, Henrik Hoffmann, told Politiken newspaper that Friday’s ruling legitimises poker, which has become immensely popular in Denmark over the past couple years.”Poker has become a sport of the people,” he said. “There are between 200 000 and 300 000 Danes who play casinos poker at least once a week and more than half a million who now play regularly.”

Illegal gambling is, according to Danish criminal law, games or competitions where the organiser “attempts to achieve a commercial economic gain”. Hoffmann said poker is more about betting wisely, playing smart and getting the other players to think you have different cards than casino game those you actually have in your hands.”You can win in poker based on being clever enough to hide your strategy, even though you might have a fairly poor hand,” he said.

Horesta spokesperson Erik Jensen was disappointed UK bingo and surprised by the ruling. “Anytime you play for money, the risk for becoming a gambling addict increases,” he said. “[Unspecified] Research has shown that there are some 85 000 Danes who are potential addicts, which is why these precautionary measures are so important.” Prosecutors now have 14 days to decide whether to appeal the ruling.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”

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Danish Court Deems Poker Legal

Danish Court Deems Poker Legal

Skill vs. luck argument aired again

The Copenhagen Post reports that a Danish municipal court has ruled that poker tournaments do not contravene Danish gaming laws.Poker is not merely a game of chance but also requires skill and is therefore legitimate competition, a municipal court in the district of Lyngby ruled Friday.The ruling acquitted the president of the Danish Poker Association, Frederik Hostrup, of charges of arranging illegal free online casino gambling events. Hostrup had been sued by hotel and restaurant trade organisation Horesta on behalf of the nation’s [land] casinos.

The ruling goes against a decision by the Justice Ministry’s legal affairs committee in 2006, which concluded that poker constituted illegal gambling.Hostrup’s attorney, Henrik Hoffmann, told Politiken newspaper that Friday’s ruling legitimises poker, which has become immensely popular in Denmark over the past couple years.”Poker has become a sport of the people,” he said. “There are between 200 000 and 300 000 Danes who play casinos poker at least once a week and more than half a million who now play regularly.”

Illegal gambling is, according to Danish criminal law, games or competitions where the organiser “attempts to achieve a commercial economic gain”. Hoffmann said poker is more about betting wisely, playing smart and getting the other players to think you have different cards than casino game those you actually have in your hands.”You can win in poker based on being clever enough to hide your strategy, even though you might have a fairly poor hand,” he said.

Horesta spokesperson Erik Jensen was disappointed UK bingo and surprised by the ruling. “Anytime you play for money, the risk for becoming a gambling addict increases,” he said. “[Unspecified] Research has shown that there are some 85 000 Danes who are potential addicts, which is why these precautionary measures are so important.” Prosecutors now have 14 days to decide whether to appeal the ruling.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”

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Who’s the Best Blackjack Player on the Net?

Who’s the Best Blackjack Player on the Net?

LONDON — Throughout July, bet365 is hosting an amazing blackjack competition to find the best Blackjack player on the net. For just £1 per hand players can join in the battle for a piece ofBet365 offers a month-long blackjack tournament.
Bet365 offers a month-long blackjack tournament. The £50,000 prize fund and the chance to be crowned the “bet365 Master of Blackjack”.

The blackjack competition starts on the 8th July and takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at the casino at bet365. There are three divisions, to suit all levels of play, and players earn points in their chosen division by having the best winning ratio in casinos online hall. There are also special bonus points for every winning hand of Blackjack a player hits.

There are eight daily rounds, each of which pays £3,000 in prize money. The results of each round will appear on the bet365 site the following day. The overall Masters of Blackjack leader board will also be updated after each round so players can keep track of their progress and their winnings.

According to Tom Galan is from bet365 “This really is a unique proposition. We’re offering casino blackjack players from around the world the opportunity to play against each other online to determine the best player out there. It’s fast becoming a great summer to play on the casino at bet365 as we continue to roll out exciting and innovative tournament play.”

Full details of the promotion can be found at: Masters of Blackjack.

__Skillful Blackjack play__ rewards the best players. Are you the best player out there? To enter the competition visit and join bet365 Casino and see if you can become the bet365 Master of Blackjack.

Whilst players gear up for a shot at becoming the Master of Blackjack, lucky player CY certainly mastered bet365’s __Gold Rally Progressive Jackpot__. Whilst waiting for a Euro 2008 match to begin, he decided to have a few spins on the big money slot. Soon enough, he became slightly less concerned about his soccer bet as he dropped the massive $1.41 million jackpot.

“I couldn’t believe it” said CY afterwards. “I stared at the screen for a minute and still couldn’t believe it. Then I gave it another spin to see if lightning can strike twice.”

News Sources:- ReadyBetGo

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