Since June 4, Swiss poker population does not understand the Federal Court decision, saying the poker version of “Texas Hold’em is a game of chance and not skill, which in turn would make the practice illegal settlements outside games. A little nuance still important, it is possible to play and organize poker tournaments only between friends or family.
The federal court had based its estimate from eight tournaments EPT (EPT) 2009. No player has been twice in the final and the winners were not professionals but unknown players.
This decision is particularly painful for poker clubs located in Switzerland who are already virtually assured of closing. For example, the Ace Royal Swiss franc loss feels to 30,000, or the room of Saillon Helvetian forced to retire despite having put in order. Its president does not understand the decision, thinking that this will have the effect of encouraging players to enter tournaments or illegal on the Internet with less control.
Eric Mazza, Swiss professional player tries to bring more information to federal court to save the day. Poker is for him a game of chance and can be demonstrated by several ways, besides it is perfectly logical to him that this is a mathematical game before the number of published books on poker theory. He insists that players with more experience, strategy and technique is always better to qualify and that despite the volatility of results related to the role of chance in this game, you find the best players on the rankings annual or even longer.
The legislation sets right now are very hectic, we will not fail to bring you the events to come on this new ban for players!