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    « on: October 07, 2009, 06:23:01 AM »


    As reported by the South Carolina Post and Courier Judge Dennis Jr. has clarified his overturning of a gambling conviction for several Texas Holdem poker players. Judge Dennis Jr. clarification states in South Carolina games of skill do not constitute gambling


    Click here for the entire article from SC Post and Courier

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    « Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 01:44:30 PM »


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    As reported by the South Carolina Post and Courier Judge Dennis Jr. has clarified his overturning of a gambling conviction for several Texas Holdem poker players. Judge Dennis Jr. clarification states in South Carolina games of skill do not constitute gambling


     

    As a Native and Resident of Charleston myself this is almost scary but exciting . I remember the night these guys were arrested and how it broke in on local  live news . These Normal Hard working citizens were simply playing a Texas Holdem game on a evening in there own homes when a bunch of FEDS busted in with black ski masks on . I am sure they were   Not  thinking they were doing anything wrong ie :, like drinking and driving or robbing anyone and they got humiliated , thrown in jail and a permanent record now  .  SICK   Although this is a small victory The news buzz here is saying that The decision might be appealed  '' IF'' Judge Dennis upholds his ruling .  They say  stay tuned that will take months to hammer out ..
    So for now  they pack the 2 medium size boats in Myrtle beach that pour out black smoke 5 hours into the inter coastal waterway so that South Carolina Residents can enjoy a Live Texas Holdem Tournament .. Without the fear of Law Enforcement Interference
    These tickets are like $ 2.oo  ( Imagine That )  to get on the boat  they pack you in like sardines but hell , I guess to some it is worth it . I went 2 times will never do it again ! As the passengers were lined up against the bathrooms barfing from sea sickness while there blinds were being eaten @ the tournament tables . I will  continue to play online In my own home , and If I see guys in Black SKI Masks coming up my driveway I am tossing the Lap top in the Microwave . If I am caught before then I will see yall at the tables when I make bail ! LOL  I am glad there is still  Grin people who are fighting for our rights too even in South Carolina .   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
      
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    « Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 06:20:55 AM »

    I have to agree with you Jezabela.  The only thing I will add is this:  The game was being held in Mt. Pleasant and the particiapants were "upstanding" members of the community.  I wonder if the ruling would have been the same had it been a bunch of lower income players.

    Don't count on this ruling to mean much in the long run.
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    « Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 03:58:19 PM »

    Ya Mt pleasant  - i believe one of em was with a prominent dealership  - you are right  if it was a raid on the other side of that bridge there would be no news coverage ..  amen sister .   Sigh  Cool
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    « Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 09:26:00 AM »

     Today's Paper :

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    Charleston, SC - South Carolina's attorney general is appealing a ruling that the poker game Texas Hold'em is more a matter of skill, not chance.

    The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Thursday that Attorney General Henry McMaster has appealed last fall's ruling by Circuit Judge Markley Dennis, overturning the convictions of five Mount Pleasant poker players.

    McMaster's appeal says he doesn't think whether there is skill or just chance involved has anything to do with lawmakers' attempt to ban gambling.
     


    The attorney general skipped the Court of Appeals and filed with the state Supreme Court, saying the question deals with the constitution's wording on gambling.

    Dennis' ruling said playing Texas Hold 'em in a private home does not violate the state's anti-gambling laws, some of which he said are vague.
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    « Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 10:46:47 AM »


    How sad to clog up the court system... here is hoping the ruling is the same as Judge Dennis's
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    « Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 05:40:40 PM »

    Florida is working on a few different things in hopes to follow a similar suit.

    I know they are even thinking about setting up a state wide run online site, though I doubt people will be will to play on it, over the larger sites.
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