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I live in Washington State. I wish to gamble on line. Is ...

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I live in Washington State. I wish to gamble on line. Is there any way to do that legally.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  ExperiencedParalegal replied 9 years ago.

The new Washington State law, turned almost every form of on line gambling into a Class C Felony offense. This law does not include on line horse-race wagering, which has been made legal through certain companies. Therefore, just on line horse-race wagering is legal. This has been allowed by specially approved sites, by the Washington Horse Racing Commission.

Please note though that the Head of The State Gambling Commission stated that it is unlikely that individual on line gamblers will be targeted for arrest.

The Justice Department believes Internet gambling is prohibited under several federal laws, including the Federal Wire Act. Now, many of the popular gambling sites are operated outside the U.S. and aren't directly regulated by the U.S. or state governments.

The Washington law, which upgrades on line gambling from a misdemeanor, was an effort to be compatible with federal law, stated Sen. Margarita Prentice, D-Renton.

Please let me know if you should need anything further.


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