One attempt to add more skill to the game of Poker, and work around U.S. laws that ban it, is .

Duplicate Poker, inspired by the idea of duplicate Bridge, requires you not only to play against your opponents at the same table, but to play better than other players playing in the same seat as you with the same cards at different tables. Your wins and losses are not based on how well you fare at your table alone, but on how well you do compared to how well the other players did sitting at the other tables. This largely, but not entirely, eliminates luck from the game.