Knesset member proposes bill to legalise poker

December 18, 2018

The Israeli Poker Community has welcomed the news of a submission in late November by Knesset member Sharren Haskel in which poker is redefined as a sport and not gambling following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling that defined the card game as a skill rather than a chance game. According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, Haskel’s proposal would […]

Israeli law maker in bid to legalise poker

November 6, 2018

Knesset lawmaker Sharren Haskel has introduced legislation which could lead to the legalisation of poker in Israel. Haskel’s bill depends  heavily on a recent finding by Supreme Court judge Neal Hendel  that poker is a game predominately of skill rather than chance, a classification that would take the game out of the definition of illegal […]