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.

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If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his way, Israelis could one day be transfixed in front of slot machines, roulette wheels or bluffing their way to poker victories at home and with the blessing of the...