Behrman Claims Skillbet Poker is Legal in 28 States

Behrman Claims Skillbet Poker is Legal in 28 States January 17, 2013 January 21, 2013 Tim Glocks
Posted on  Jan 17, 2013 | Updated on  Jan 21, 2013 by Tim Glocks Legal Poker in 28 StatesPaul Behrman, the creator of, an online poker site that allows US poker players to try their luck at their favourite games of poker. As of now, poker players in the United States are finding it difficult to access online poker sites on account of the ambiguous laws regarding online poker prevalent in the country.

However, for those few states that have taken a positive stance towards online poker can see their players go to the online poker room has placed a focus on teaching poker players skills and improving their game play.

The poker room has been trying to make a name for itself ever since black Friday and its creator, Paul Behrman believes that it stands out from other sites and said,

SkillBet is clearly legal in the 28 states in which we operate. You can easily deposit with any credit card or directly from your bank account using Dwolla and withdrawals are processed in 24 hours. We are located in the United States. And, of course, our version of no-limit Texas Hold’em is a more skill-based format, allowing for us to meet the “skill” requirements of 28 states, making it perfectly legal and safe for online poker players.

What makes this is the unique from all others is that it allows players to literally compete with each other fairly rather than pitting two players in a heads up event. In this site, two players play at different poker tables but are dealt the same cards from an identical deck. This means that it is the skill and not luck that will determine the winner.

In regards to whether Black Friday was a sort of windfall or opportunity to profit for them, Behrman explained,

When Black Friday occurred, we were ready to launch some poker training software based on artificial intelligence that we had developed. So initially Black Friday had a negative impact on us too. But then we had a breakthrough. Games of skill are legal in most US states. Maybe we can make Texas Hold’em more skill-based and “legal” within the realm of skill-gaming in the US. So that weekend we came up with the idea for, worked around the clock, and filed a provisional patent application the following Monday.

The poker room offers players the opportunity to pick from an option of two skill formats – SkillBet Challenge and SkillBet Live, which has play identical hands in real time.

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