The U.S. Department of Justice has responded to indicted Black Friday bankers Chad Ellie and John Campos' claims that they didn't break the law because poker is a game of skill by claiming that poker is a game of luck, not skill.

Of course, their credibility was hurt a bit when they also claimed that Willie Nelson was the man behind the classic country tune "The Gambler" ... in fact, as any good card-playing American knows, it was Kenny Rogers.

Regardless, the argument does poke a lot of holes in defense put forth by Ellie and Campos thus far.

Read more on the government filings in Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanva...ne-poker-case/

Oh, and just for fun, here's Kenny singing his song with some Muppets.