Will you be arrested for playing online poker?

Read Professor I. Nelson Rose‘s answer here. A glimpse: “I am often asked whether Internet poker is legal. The answer is probably not, but the chances of actually getting into trouble are very slim. How slim? You have a better chance of winning the final no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at the World Series of Poker. After all, someone wins the WSOP each year. No one has ever been arrested, let alone convicted, for merely playing poker on the Internet.”

It’s also permissible to day trade — sometimes.

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  1. free poker online says:

    playing poker online should never be illegal, however, I do agree with the legislation which aims to ban credit cards as a payment method for online gambling of any sort… and i think it should be enforced worldwide – not just in America. In fact, gambling with a credit card should be banned full stop. Not just on the internet. It’s a no brainer when you consider you are placing backing the outcome of an uncertain event with somebody else’s money. Chance and credit do not mix well in my opinion, and continuing to allow it would only contribute further in negatively affecting the high levels of personal debt many citizens today find themselves in. I do however, think that the prohibition won’t work; or at least it won’t be received well amongst gamblers – I mean what’s the point in banning a credit card payment made on an online poker game, for example, but continuing to allow online sports betting? Slightly hypocritical, no? I mean how can you allow someone to participate [with or without a credit card] in online horse racing betting, but not put any money on a hand of texas hold’em poker? both activities involve a large degree of chance, and neither are guaranteed to yield financial return.
    What really infuriates me however, is that the minority of irresponsible gamblers [those paying with someone elses money!] have now ruined the fun of online betting for everyone else – those like me who pay with money they actually have in their bank!!
    At least for the Americans there is always the free online poker games!

  2. Anonymous says:

    While browsing some new ways to spend my time on the internet I stumbled across an online bingo game and I absolutely loved it! Don’t need to play for money (but much more fun if u do!) it’s a great way to kill some time and chat to people while playing! Iv won a couple of quid and iv only been playing for a month or so. Theres loads of websites available and once you give it a go you wont regret it! I recommend everyone should play online bingo as its low cost and the winnings can be huge.

  3. online bingo site UK says:

    Iv started playing internet bingo games recently and im starting to become a big fan, it’s a great way to spend a few hours in the evening if I cant be bothered to leave the house! There are loads of good free online bingo sites I find new ones all the time.

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