Court Says 'Free' Poker A Violation

CHRIS BAILEY | Ohio Tavern News Editor
Published: 10/19/2009

COLUMBUS - Poker is a game of chance regardless of the circumstances, an appellate court ruled last month, and is a prohibited activity on a liquor permit premises. The decision by the 10th District Court of Appeals upheld findings by a lower court and the Ohio Liquor Control Commission that poker is an illegal game of chance whether or not players pay to participate.