Companies from Zynga to Caesar’s Entertainment are seeking to have online poker legalized in the U.S. Their efforts got a boost this week from a New York federal judge who found that skill
plays the larger role in deciding who wins a poker game. The ruling marked the first time a federal judge has directly considered poker's status, even though it's generally treated as a game of chance
under gambling laws. The case arose over an electronics dealer running a Texas Hold 'Em game out of a Staten Island warehouse.