|The US legal situation regarding online gambling drags on and on, but the latest bill to pass through Congress may have left loopholes through which poker games – and skill based games – can fall through. And online cardroom software provider Poker.com hopes that this will make ‘Skill Poker’ legal in the US.|
Poker.com Inc. announced last Friday that it will commence internal beta testing of the real money Skill Poker System on August 1st, 2003, followed by a full scale launch.
The company plans to market the patent pending SkillPoker concept directly to players in the United States, Canada and worldwide.
Poker.com plans to be the only legal online gaming system operating with game servers located on North American soil (although the licensing jurisdiction of Kahnawake, in Canada, could conceivably claim the same thing for its own licensees).
Poker.com owns Skill Poker.com Inc., a subsidiary registered in the State of Washington.
In other news, Poker.com have announced that Microgaming Software Systems Limited will no longer use its poker.com software for its cardrooms. Additionally, regarding the ongoing dispute over the use of the domain name Poker.com, the company says it is still awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court of British Columbia concerning jurisdiction in relation to Corporation Services Inc. and is awaiting commencement of arbitration on the matter involving ALA Corp. Poker.com Inc.