In any case, there is no compensation for advice from a qualified lawyer. But a general idea of where the team is at stake and poker is a good place to start if you have trouble playing poker for money online.
The first thing you should know about US game rules is the following: New events have attracted great attention to online betting and surrender of the Safe Pot Act, which contained an important online bets, will make sports betting and most online bets involve money transfers, illegal.
The second thing you should know about games and poker: There is a big difference between something like sports games and games in a skill game like poker or a bridge. There is also a big difference between betting in roulette or at a slot machine. These different types of games have not been processed in the same way through the law. A judgment about sporting games does not necessarily - at least not yet - to online poker.
However, the situation is still very confusing. One of the leading gambling authorities in the United States had this to say before the submission of the illegal Internet gambling enforcement of 2006: No US federal statutes or rules explicitly regulate Internet gambling, either at home or abroad. The Wire Act, however, includes the following paragraph: Anyone who is engaged in betting or betting deliberately uses a wire communication facility for transfer in interstate or foreign trade of betting or betting or information that helps to place bets or bets on any sporting event or contest or transfer of a wire communication that entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or efforts or to assist in the placement of games or efforts, fined under this title, or detained no more than two years, or both.
It is quite easy to see why this statue, the Wire Act, was usually considered as the law making online games, especially sports games, illegal. But even in this important statute does not explicitly mean that online games, even less online poker, are illegal. Statys wording suggests that it applies only to the person involved in bet or bet, not for the individual person, better or, in poker, for the individual player. See the case of Jay Cohen for more.
In 2006, the review of the law on illegal detention of games for online players and probably also for poker players changed. The action seems to be especially focused on the transfer of money in the gaming world.
Free games and forms of non-transferable games are not affected by the bill, but only about every other form of game it is, but it is still considered unlikely that individual bets, other than poker players involved, will be directed by state or federal governments.
Most of the attention in the law on illegal detention of gambling and the wire is given for the transfer of money. According to the 2006 Act: No person betting or betting can consciously accept any money transfer in any way from a person involved in illegal internet games which includes credit cards, electronic transfers, and even paper checks. Limited to Internet gaming companies, not just players.
The expectation is that all online transfers or transactions will require participants to provide a valid and verifiable ID so that the transaction can be tracked and evaluated.
In terms of funding or withdrawals from an online poker account, such as credit card, check or transfer, the 2006 team will probably make things more complicated to the player. Ultimately, it will depend on how easily the new laws are executed and how easily the individual sites match.
Playing poker online has not been considered illegal, either by law or by consensus, but it is important for anyone worried to consult a lawyer for more information on how this new bill, the law on illegal internet gambling, will affect the situation. Everyone should keep informed about developments that can change the status of either online games in general or online poker. The law has not yet been signed, but it will be and the regulations it proposes will affect the beginning of 2007. You should also check the laws of the country in which you live.