This just in from the Up for Poker Midwest Bureau (aka, my brother Dr. Jeff).
This is a new one as far as I can tell. How to make poker legal? Flash the deck at all the players just before you deal and it makes it a skill game. Or something like that.
"Wichita entrepreneur Shawn Riley thinks he's found the profitable sweet spot between free bar poker and the real thing, played for money, that is both legal and unregulated...The difference between Kandu and poker is the "flash," a two- or three-second glimpse of the shuffled deck that each player gets as the dealer fans every card in the deck face up across the table before the cut and deal. After the cut the bottom card in the deck is also exposed."
Full article in Kansas City Star.