If someone offered you a free all-expenses paid international flight + hotel package to attend one of your favorite poker events, would you ever consider turning him down? This is a question I faced heading into Passover 2016. Read on for a better understanding of the situation as well as why I made a decision that may remind you of what baseball’s Sandy Koufax did over 50 years ago.
With Passover in full swing, Jewish people the world over are celebrating their freedom. This freedom notwithstanding, for some reason it’s still illegal to play poker in Israel. In addition to summarizing the Jewish people’s and Israelis’ historical connections to the game of poker, this op-ed piece makes the case for finally legalizing poker in Israel.