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Cigital, Inc. will release a report through a media conference call on Friday outlining a study of 103 million hands of Texas Hold ‘Em, which includes compelling statistics showing the outcomes of the games are largely determined by the players’ decisions rather than chance.  The results of this  study are of great importance to the legal community, where many cases involving poker come down to the question of whether the game is one of predominant skill or chance.  As a game of skill, poker should not be categorized as “gambling” under the law.

The report can be viewed here (technical content):

http://www.cigital.com/resources/poker/100M-Hand-AnalysisReport.pdf