Judge Overturns Poker Room Operator's Conviction

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By Kevin Fayle on August 22, 2012 10:59 AM

A federal judge in New York has overturned a poker room operator's conviction under the Illegal Gambling Business Act.  The judge determined that neither the text of the statute nor the legislative history was clear as to whether Congress anticipated that poker businesses would be subject to the IGBA, thus the rule of lenity required the court to overturn the conviction.
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