Ruling Could Help Efforts for Online Gambling

A federal judge in New York concluded that skill plays the bigger role in determining who wins a poker game, in a ruling that could strengthen the hand of the companies seeking to get online poker legalized in the U.S. They range from social-games maker Zynga Inc. to casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. to poker-tournament promoter PokerStars, who all view online poker as a potentially rich source of revenue.