From BBC Text-TV today:
Poker requires its player to absorb a «staggering» amount of information, a court has heard. Speaking at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Derek Kelly, 46, is accused of running unlicensed games at the Gutshot Club in Clerkenwell, central London.
He denies two counts of contravening the 1968 Gaming Act which states a license is needed to host games of chance, but not games of skill.
Mr. Kelly, from Co Wicklow, Ireland, also compared Poker to a game of life.