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Elezra’s propensity for poker and gambling seemingly comes by way of heredity. His father, a postal worker, gambled away his meager earnings in games of stud poker at the Mahane Yehuda market.
The Israeli Poker Community welcomed the news, seeing it as a possible loosening on the tight noose around its neck.
Currently, poker is not permitted, because in the past it was considered gambling. Poker players were subject to a year in prison and organizers of poker tournaments to three.