Is poker illegal?

mavrulit

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In my country, poker is an illegal game for some reason! Tell me how is poker in your country and if it is not legal in your country how do you feel about it?
 
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In my country, poker is an illegal game for some reason! Tell me how is poker in your country and if it is not legal in your country how do you feel about it?



Hi.
Poker is allowed in my country. Moreover, in my country poker is officially recognized as a sport. And personally, I also believe that poker is a sport and poker deserves to be recognized as an Olympic sport.
Good luck.
 
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Yes it is legal even 1 local casino in my country have own poker and also freerolls but local poker site is not good like this poker sites which are not from my country because they have really bad tournaments and here there is much bigger and much better tourmanents because we play poker with people all over the world.
 
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In ny country its legal ........but i dont lnow uf he has real tournament but we can play cash game at some public place
 
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In my country (brazil) poker is not illegal, but it's not regulated. We can play because almost all sites are based in another countries. Sports bets here are legal.
 
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Poker is also illegal in my country, it's equated with gambling, not competitive brain sports, and it's a grey area.
 
Risto234

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Poker is not. Although some poker rooms which have cc games are illegal (cause they dont have license) - luckily it does not stop from playing in these sites lol ...
 
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I live in canada
Poker is legal
but if your are a drugs dealer you should pay taxes on your income...
So I guess Canada is not the right exemple
 
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Hi.
Poker is allowed in my country. Moreover, in my country poker is officially recognized as a sport. And personally, I also believe that poker is a sport and poker deserves to be recognized as an Olympic sport.
Good luck.
These are not what people envision as Olympic sportsmen. :rofl:

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Lipki3

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There is no ban on poker as such in Belarus, but the pokerstars website is not available, iPoker rooms have recently been withdrawn from Belarus: RedStar, betfair and others
 
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In some countries, poker is considered a gambling and illegal game, but in Belarus everything is legal
 
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In my country poker is legal and it's great for me I don't understand other countries that don't support it.
 
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I live in Ukraine and we play poker legally!!! Tournament poker is recognized as a sport in many countries, including Ukraine, and is not considered gambling!!!
 
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Hello.
I live in Ukraine. In our country, poker is recognized as a sport at the state level. We even have an official state body such as the All-Ukrainian Sports Poker Federation.
 
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poker ilegal

Hello, in my country, argentina is legal. You can play live or online and on almost all platforms. pokerstars 888 poker GGpoker etc
 
thwenth1983

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I live in Brazil, poker is allowed.

I live in Brazil, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in my country what is illegal is casino, casino games are considered illegal.
But I can't understand how online casino sites can act or they don't even have an authority investigating or banning the operation of these online casino sites in Brazil.
 
Chebchoub

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Countries of the world have not and will not meet in any way regarding the legality of poker or gambling in general, it varies from country to country.
I think that online poker and everything related to casino games will also spread all over the world more in the future
 
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And what are you doing? Do you play poker? What are the penalties if you play and shouldn't ?! Bad situation!
 
franken222

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In Canada, right now, poker (or any online gambling), is technically illegal.

However, About 10-12 years ago, the Government at that time, said that this was not a high priority for them, and no prosecutions would be forthcoming. This all came as a result of the Provincial Lottery Corporations petitioning the Federal Government to make it illegal, as they were losing money to online players.

As a result, and because of the "no prosecution" decision, the provincial lottery corporations decided to go online also.

It has been the same ever since, but there have been rumblings recently, that there is something in the works, that will make provincial lottery corporations the only legal way for provincial citizens to play online.

So much for freedom of choice (if that happens).
 
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In my country, poker is an illegal game for some reason! Tell me how is poker in your country and if it is not legal in your country how do you feel about it?

Interesting, are you Russian?

If the country in question has several outlaws, right? lol

Jokes aside, I found the illegality curious, in Brazil, there is no restriction.
 
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