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USA and online poker - current situation

Discussion in 'Online Poker' started by Puggy, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Puggy

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    Can anyone enlighten me a bit about online poker situation in the USA? I tried to google but the federal and state laws are soooo confusing...

    We want you back to big sites. Like, soon.
     
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  2. jbutler16

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    intra-state gaming is permitted. so far, nevada and new jersey have passed state laws permitting sites to offer online gaming to anyone within the borders of those states. there has been much talk about - but little actual progress toward - online gaming in california, new york, and some smaller states and it is expected that, after more come on board, some states may attempt to work out an interstate compact which would permit the residents of those states to play against one another within the same player pool.

    imo we are still more than two years away from any viable bill permitting interstate online gaming in the US due to domestic politics.
     
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  3. TTEMD

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    If ever.

    If this ruling is any indication, then we aren't ever getting it back:
    Judge Orders Halt to CdA Casino Poker Tournaments, Tribe Vows to Appeal Decision | citydesk | Boise Weekly
     
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  4. Ben

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    WTF? How exactly can there be a CASINO already existing in the state if freaking HOLD 'EM is forbidden by law as a "game of chance?" So what DOES one do at the casino then???

    At least my state is consistent. No gambling, anywhere, ever, and it's not changing. I can respect that, even if I don't agree with it. :?
     
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  5. jbutler16

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    "consistent"

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  6. Puggy

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    Thanks.

    Now, back to P* to play people from Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Greece and Germany (in my table now) Luckily there is that one german ....

    Now, just lost a huge pot with JJ against one russian who overshoved over my pref. raise with ATo. Naturally I called. An ace flopped and I was out from the tourney. Another typical tourney at P*.
     
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    It'd be great to play on Stars again. It'd be nice to get to play some games with various CTers from around the globe!
     
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  8. MrBo1011

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    In addition to Nevada and New Jersey, Delaware has also officially legalized it. I think they were 2nd to do so after Nevada, and will be sharing player pools under an inter-state compact in the near future. I've played in NJ and the action is decent. Some sites are freaking overlay city at the moment. I signed up for Ultimate Poker, got $20 free, played in a $10 satty and gained entry into a $100 $20k guarantee with only about 100 players, most of whom probably also sattellited in. Made a decent run but no free monies unfortunately.

    There is speculation that PokerStars will be allowed to offer real money games in NJ at some point. Not entirely sure about this, but I remember reading somewhere about them being brought under new ownership and the possibility that this would exempt them from the "bad actor" clause that has prohibited them from re-entering the US market.

    Overall, things have been depressingly slow, especially at the federal level. Sheldon Adelson's billion dollar crusade against online gaming is definitely a major speed bump, as if Congress wasn't slow enough already.

    *Sigh* Now I'm reminiscing about the good old days and terribly depressed about how lame this country is when it comes to online poker. I've seriously read through terms and conditions on some sites before and seen prohibited countries listed as "U.S., North Korea, Iraq, Iran..."

    Also makes me wish more big time players were much more active in using their celebrity and/or resources to affect change. Small timers can help too, but other than the PPA there does not seem to be a tangible initiative or central leadership out there working to change the status quo.
     
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    :cry: i know i try to stay positive but its always tomorrow....
     
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  10. JeromyinWV

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    I recently read that WV was considering allowing poker and online gaming. It would probably have a small player pool. That is what the individual states are missing out on. I thought that we would have had it legalized in the U.S. by now.
     
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