Rakeback.com - Don't play poker without it

Mike Sexton to be Expert Witness at South Carolina Poker Trial

World Poker Tour logoMike Sexton, the World Poker Tour announcer and poker pro who has more than $3 million in lifetime tournament winnings is scheduled to appear in a Charleston, South Carolina courtroom Friday morning.  Sexton will be an expert witness in the trial of five local poker players according to the defendants attorney, Jeff Phillips.  The hope is that this trial will be the conclusion of a lengthy poker battle that has been ongoing in South Carolina since April 2006.  At the time, nearly 20 local poker players were arrested while playing in a weekly home game.  Since then, all but five of those players have plead guilty and agreed to pay a fine.  The remaining five players, Bob Chimento, Scott Richards, Michael Williamson, Jeremy Brestel and John Taylor Willis, refused to accept the plea and have been involved in
this case ever since.

“All we want to do is play in our houses,” said Chimento. “We’re hopeful that we’re going to be able to present enough evidence for the judge to rule in our favor.” Phillips plans to argue that Texas hold’em is a game of skill and is therefore legal under South Carolina law.  The law that the defendants are being tried on was originally written in 1802.  The law, 16-19-40 technically bans the playing of “any game with cards or dice”.  If the law is taken literally, that would also include such popular family games as Sorry! and Monopoly.

“The particular law in South Carolina is so antiquated and so garbled that it’s virtually indecipherable,” said Phillips. “At some point, you need to look at the facts. Poker is not like any other game in the casino. Poker is predominantly a game of skill, therefore it should be treated differently.”

Phillips has said that he will be bringing in two expert witnesses, Sexton who is considered a longtime ambassador of the game and Robert Hannum, a professor of statistics who also recently testified in a recent Colorado case in which poker players were able to successfully argue that poker was a game of skill.

How Much Cash Back Will I Earn?

Rakeback increases your winnings from online poker as you continually earn money back from every raked hand or tournament you play.

Many players earn a living wage from rakeback alone. Use the calculator below to estimate the size of payments you’ll get over a given period of time. The calculator will compute your expected daily, weekly, and monthly cash back depending on the stakes and tables you input.

Calculate Your Rakeback

Top Poker Room Recommendation

Black Chip Poker

  • 27% Rakeback
  • $1000 Sign-up Bonus
  • Bonus Code: RBCOM



  • 11 Online Poker Tools to Boost Your Winrate

    August 20th, 2015

    First up, you probably know them already – PokerTracker and Holdem Manager are by far the most popular poker tools – but may not have heard the two companies recently merged.

    Read more…

  • Where are the Softest Poker Games Online in 2017?

    April 26th, 2017

    “I shouldn’t say this on a poker forum but sng 2.0 acr is about as free money as I’ve seen in poker in a long time. Not sure how long it’s going to last but right now as it’s new people r punting hard.”

    Read more…

  • Lottery Sit & Gos – Where to Play

    August 20th, 2015

    A mixture between tournament poker and gambling, the ‘Lottery Sit and Go’ format is popular with recreationals and regs alike – attracting net depositing players

    Read more…

  • Fast-Fold Poker – The Fastest Poker Online

    January 7th, 2015

    Many of Rakeback.com’s partner sites offer Fast-Fold format poker tables. These high speed poker games eliminate the need for table selection and allow players to grind many more hands/hour thanks to a ‘quick fold’ option. This in turn boosts rakeback earnings.

    Read more…

© 2015 Rakeback.com