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is it illegal to play poker on line for money

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is it illegal to play poker on line for money
Thank you for your question.

It is against federal law to gamble online.

HOWEVER, one or two people have ever been convicted of doing so. As long as you are doing so privately in your home, the odds of prosecution are next to zero.

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Nathan Moore
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i had read it was legal if all players were in the U.S. and it was poker which is a game of skill,therefore you "earn" your money. ???
Not really. It's a game of skill if no money is involved. Otherwise, no dice.

Believe me. It's stupid. Poker is definitely a game of skill, but the law doesn't view it that way.
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