A landmark ruling on whether poker is a game of skill or merely chance will determine whether it will be played in private members clubs or only in licensed casinos.
The Norwegian Championships of Poker will continue to be played in Dublin after the Scandinavian country’s attempts to legalise cash poker failed to impress high-rollers.
In all the years I have been playing poker, I have lost money against the best of them. I have lost against poker legends such as Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott and I have lost against idiots. On Tuesdays I lose against my friends around a table in Belsize Park, north
Some people look for a “tell” — a facial tic that gives away the fact that their opponent is bluffing. Others wait for a killer hand, then go all in.
Revenues at PartyGaming, the operator of the world’s biggest online poker site, soared by 65 per cent during the fourth quarter, thanks to the success of its new blackjack offering and its ability to cross-sell to eager punters.
It evokes fierce passions, creates marital discord and is intellectually taxing. But does the mental gymnastics of bridge qualify it as a sport?
A game for couples carries a warning: ‘potential to cause anger, pain, hurt, frustration and jealousy’. Tim Lott tried it