Originally Posted by Daddy Warbucks
You misunderstand what i mean when i write that. It's not a verbartim quote, what i mean is Ivey wholeheartedly believes poker is gambling, not that there is or isn't skill involved.
How did I misunderstand? I believe that Ivey believes that poker is gambling, regardless of the amount of skill involved, that was my point. "Gambling" v. "skill game" is a false dichotomy, and poker is clearly both.
As far as legal strategy, poker advocates have largely had to embrace the dichotomy and argue that poker is on the skill side. It's not a very strong position, but it's probably the only one that has any chance of succeeding in courts under the current laws. To that end, Ivey winning the ME could only be considered a very good thing -- his craps playing and his personal views about the nature of the game of poker notwithstanding.