According to PokerNews.com, in landmark news for poker, a New Zealand court has decided that .net ads are not promotions for gambling operators, and that poker tournaments are not gambling.
In the first case of its kind, his Honor Justice David J Harvey has dismissed all of the charges, and the court's key findings are as follows:
This ruling is good news for online poker players everywhere, as New Zealand becomes one of the first countries to make a distinction between games of skill and games of chance. Whether or not the United States and the rest of the world follow remains to be seen.
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