This is a tremendous article by Neil King Jr. from the Wall Street Journal. As a card carrying member of the Poker Players Alliance, I feel that poker is a game of skill. My evidence is any of the poker players who have made a career out of the game. I'll quote Mike McD who said "Why do you think the same five guys make it to the final table of the World Series of Poker EVERY YEAR? What, are they the luckiest guys in Las Vegas?" It's a skill game. Yes, the cards that come out are random, but how you play them requires a skill.
The "vast majority" of high-betting poker hands, he says, are decided after all players except the winner have folded. So if no one shows his cards, Mr. Lederer says, "can you legally argue that the outcome was determined by luck?"