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    Default South Carolina Supreme Court hears poker case

    Lawyers for the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) argued Texas Hold 'Em is a game based predominantly on skill before the South Carolina Supreme Court Tuesday. The PPA has been involved in this case in South Carolina since five men were arrested for playing Texas Hold 'Em in a private residence in 2008.

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    “This is an important case for the rights of individuals in the state of South Carolina. It is ludicrous that in my state playing poker in the privacy of one’s home would be considered a crime. The state’s antiquated laws have created significant ambiguity and we look forward to the Supreme Court providing much needed clarity that ensures South Carolina residents can enjoy a game of Texas Hold ‘Em without fear of violating the law,” said John Ridgeway, SC State Director of the PPA.
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    Now I don't know why this has to be true, that even playing Texas Hold'em even in private is such a crime. It should not be illegal to play these games at home, since in fact it really has nothing to do with playing in casinos both online and offline.

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    Hopefully the ruling will go well. Sounds like they have a good case.
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