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Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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Posted: September 17, 2013, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

"I'm a bit confused about this online play because I've read it is not illegal"

Welcome to the club!

I played online poker and it was simply setting up an account and using a regular bank checking debit account to deposit money into the online poker account. I could withdrawn from the poker account and the money would be in my debit account in less than three days. It was a legal transfer of funds for gambling to and from U.S. banks to foreign banks until Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006. The legality of gambling online depended on the interpretation of the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 and it wasn't enforced on casino type, poker, and Bingo gambling.

In 2006 the majority of online gambling sites closed their doors to U.S. players because the monetary transactions were illegal, but some of the poker sites continued by finding a way to launder the monetary transactions.  On April 15, 2011, the Feds seized the Internet domains of these poker sites preventing anyone in the world from playing. The poker sites were open the next day, but closed to all U.S. players. In September 2011, the Justice Department released an opinion on the scope of the Wire Act and it only applied to sports betting and not to other types of online betting.

The Unlawful Enforcement Act "prohibits gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in a bet or wager that involves the use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any federal or state law." and according the JD, anything but sports betting is legal.

Betting on U.S. horse racing online added to the confusion; it was never called illegal because it wasn't clarified in the Unlawful Enforcement Act and U.S. companies continued running the sites. That type of online betting continued after 2006, after Black Friday and anyone in the U.S. can open an account today and legally bet on horse races.

Many of the states created legislation making Internet gambling illegal before the JD interpretation, but betting on horse races was excluded. Because of the JD interpretation, some states created legislation that allows Internet gambling within their borders. It's legal to play online poker in Nevada but not if the computer is in Utah. It's legal for Illinois residences to purchase lottery tickets online, but illegal to for Kentucky residences. However KY residences can go into Illinois and purchase lottery tickets. It's so confusing, a simple explanation of it all, is as clear as mud.

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    Posted: September 17, 2013, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

    I used to play online, I used to post up my tickets here with a screen shot but I have just been buying 2 lines with spare change I have laying around that has collected over the week and I just go to the store near my house and buy 2 lines. It's more easier and a great way to get rid of change instead of drawing money out of my bank.

     

    Also I am from the UK, where you can play online at, www.National-Lottery.co.uk

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      Posted: September 17, 2013, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

      blahhh!!!!!!Crazy

      I Agree!

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        Posted: September 18, 2013, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

        Does anyone play the lottery online?

        Yes. I play the lottery online. What would you like to know?

        If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right!

        Today could be the day!

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          Posted: September 18, 2013, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

          Do you have away to play lottery online???

          Yes. Playing in a pool with well established company.

          If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right!

          Today could be the day!