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Though it is technically illegal in most parts of the U. S, its residents can play all the casino and poker games as the respective bill only targets fund transfer mechanisms and companies that carry out financial transactions prohibiting them to carry out online gaming transactions.
Online gambling is regulated by three federal laws:
The Federal Wire Act. In fact, the Act is quite ambiguous. The Act states that "the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both." First, this means that this Act can be applied exclusively to sports betting and not any other form of online gambling. Second, the "wire communication facility" can only be used concerning transmissions that use wires and the proliferation of wireless Internet access is not controlled by the Act.
In order to gamble, deposit and withdraw money successfully and with minimum hassle at online casinos you need to follow the instructions given by the gambling site you have chosen. Each reputable online casino has 24/7 customer support so this will not be a problem.
1. Californian casinos are prohibited by law from playing blackjack. Therefore they have added a twist to the game and the game is played to 22 rather than 21.
2. The UIGEA has provisions for betting on horse racing. During the bill's inception in 2006, horse racing was granted an exemption under the UIGEA in order to protect that industry.
CasinoObserver is not a legal authority. We remind you the information presented should not be treated as a legal advice but we sincerely hope that it will be of use to you. To get accurate information or advice on online gambling, consult the laws of the country where you reside or jurisdiction in which you are playing.