re: Poker & Poker Sites Located in USA
Originally Posted by FlowJoe
Is Online Poker Illegal in your State?
I believe that this is still current!!
Currently there are considered to be no Federal laws which prohibit US citizens from playing poker online, but certain States have implemented laws to prohibiting gambling over the internet. The only state where it appears to be 100% certain that online poker is illegal is the State of Washington. I don't know about Kentucky!
Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin.
Are people in Washington still finding a way to play? The Kentucky thing is where the state tried to confiscate poker domain names and some poker sites like Carbon decided to pull out. Kentuckians, are there still active sites there?
I live in Michigan, supposedly one of the illegal states. Some networks and US poker sites
are closed, like Prima and Doyle's Room, but PS, FT, Carbon, Bodog and others are still up. So are UB and Absolute, although they should be boycotted by all players.
The frustrating thing about the Michigan prohibition is that I went to the state website where laws are published and found NO law prohibiting online poker. Ask somebody at Doyle's Room what law they are referring to and they give a non-answer. So sites are operating under paranoia and rumors rather than real legal research.
I'd really like to know if and where people in Washington and Kentucky are playing.