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HelloThis is Samuel. There is no specific clause in the New Hampshire Revised Statutes dealing with online poker. It is not specifically made illegal for New Hampshire residents to play poker over the internet, but they cannot legally operate an online poker business. So in other words, you can play online poker without worry of being arrested or charged. But if you run the poker game from NH then you can be charged and arrested.Here is a LINK to the NH laws regarding gambling
IT states in part:647:2 Gambling. – I. A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if such person knowingly and unlawfully: (a) Permits gambling in any place under the person's control. (b) Gambles, or loans money or any thing of value for the purpose of aiding another to gamble. (c) Possesses a gambling machine.
So unless computers are somehow deemed to be "gambling machines" via changes in the legislature, I suggest NH has yet to fully define the illegality of online poker.
And so, I suggest, it would be a stretch to charge online poker playing. It happens everyday by a multitude of persons in NH and elsewhere. Generally when there is a crack down it is on the proprietor of the service and not its participants.
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