Federal prosecutors looking to bring the hammer down on big-time Internet poker operations might find it worth their while to spend a little less time in the law library and a little more listening to country music.
In a 51-page brief filed in federal court in Manhattan last week, U.S. Justice Department prosecutors were arguing that online poker is nothing more than gambling, rather than the “game of skill” it’s advocates claim.
To bolster their claim, the feds cited “Willie Nelson’s classic poker song, about knowing when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em.”
Only problem is that isn’t Willie’s song. “The Gambler” was a big hit written and sung by Kenny Rogers.
Feds going after Internet poker biggies need some country music education
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