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Articles and news of poker and online poker and the law. Will online poker ever become federally regulated in the United States?

Read about the legalization of poker in New Jersey and California at PokerInJersey.net and CaliforniaPoker.CA.




Poker, Betting on Games of Skill, and the Law

Poker, Betting on Games of Skill, and the Law

When Jay Cohen decided to return to the United States in 1999 to defend charges that he was in violation of the Wire Act, his attorneys argued that he and his company were not operating illegally because they were located in a different country and hence the Wire Act of 1961 did not apply in a different jurisdiction.
Harry Reid Does Not Create Online Poker Bill

Harry Reid Does Not Create Online Poker Bill

If you are an American poker player, chances are you heard of the potential for an online poker bill last month. An upcoming payroll tax bill that was very important was a chance to get a poker bill passed by means of piggybacking, which is pretty much exactly how the UIGEA was passed back in 2006 (via the SAFE Port Act).