re: Poker & Do any laws help players in offshore countries?
Sorry Andy, there is pretty much no help for a player who would get cheated. There aren't any laws or regulations over these sites, and they are based overseas. But this likely wont happen because they dont want to ruin their reputation by screwing over a few players. They are running a business and will probably make profit if they keep customers happy.
Just play on the bigger sites with more players and you will almost surely be ok. Choose a site to play on such as Royal Vegas
, which has great live customer support, or a very large site like Party Poker
and you will be fine.
(note: Stay away from Pokerhost if you will be depositing real money
. I have heard many stories of players attempting to cash out, then being told that they will not be paid because of some loophole. One person on another forum even said that the staff told them that the site could not 'afford' to pay them their money so they were not able to cash out. They are also horrible for cashouts with huge requirements and little to no customer support)