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Talking Points: Poker skills, theaters and the Civil War, the White House on Bob Woodward

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Does playing poker require skill or luck? The Poker Palace in Portsmouth, Va., says it's skill. Therefore, its Texas Hold 'em game for charity didn't violate a state ban on gambling. A lower court, however, declared it a game of luck because the outcome of each hand is uncertain. The state Supreme Court this week knocked down the lower court ruling, saying that because the palace may face...

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