It's Illegal, but Poker’s Still a Big Deal in Israel

Thousands of Israelis play in tournaments and at illicit events. Texas Hold’em aficionados insist it’s a game of skill, but the courts say it’s all luck – which makes it illegal.

Lior Lerner
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Joe McKeehen of Philadelphia poses with stacks of cash after winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, November 2015.
Joe McKeehen of Philadelphia poses with stacks of cash after winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, November 2015. Was it all a matter of luck?Credit: AP

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