As poker continues to grow in popularity, it seems that the fans are becoming younger and younger. No longer is poker reserved for middle-aged men in smoky bars on the edges of towns.
Children in junior high are beginning to bring cards into school, trying to start a pick-up game during study halls and recess periods. Some of the more fanatical students use their lunch money to bet, as well as allowance and the like. Such extreme behavior leads to the question as to the time it is legally acceptable for a person to begin gambling.
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Part of the attraction associated with the poker boom is the fact that it can easily be played in the home. While land-based poker playing requires a nominal fee at least, and usually additional fees for airfare and other travel-related expenses, online poker can be played from the comfort of a computer chair.
It doesn’t require any complicated devices like wheels or incredibly detailed tables, etc. The equipment for poker boils down to a deck of cards and chips. These can usually be found for $10 or less, which is much better than the expenses that rack up during the length of a gambling trip. Besides that, all you need are some friends with money to play and you are on your way to a fun night of poker. If things go wrong, however, you may not be having such a fun night of game playing.
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It’s a question that is on the minds of many people. While the business of online gambling continues to grow at an exponential rate, there are many people who believe they are participating under the radar, and would be arrested if anyone found out what they were doing.
There are those who believe that online gambling is illegal and the people engaging in the activity should be arrested, while others believe that online gambling is a relaxing hobby that should be embraced by the masses. The question that remains is: are you going to prison for playing poker online?
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Actually, online poker is legal. For example, in the UK. Though you think online poker is illegal there is no law that prohibits gambling, but there is a law that prohibits electronic transmission across state lines of information for sports betting. Also, as you know no states grant online poker licenses. And if one doesn’t have this license, then owning online gaming operation is illegal for him.
Gambling and the Federal Tax Code
Usually articles like this start off with some stale joke about death, taxes, and the inevitability of both. Taxes, though, are a reality in the world of gambling. If it isn’t reported correctly you can find yourself suffocated by red tape. I guess death and taxes to go together.
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First of all note that I’m not trying to tell you what’s good and what’s bad. I just want to inform you, just in case you want to know if it’s legal to do what you do. So, ask yourself if it’s important for you. Then read the law for your state. To make it more concrete let’s take an example: Texas. Gambling in Texas.
If we look into the Texas Penal Code we’ll seeFor definitions read the code itself. But there are still several exceptions. It is said for money. So, if you play for love, it’s considered legal. If you enter a tournament for free it’s legal. If you can’t lose anything valuable then it’s legal.
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Playing online poker is a lot of fun, and for many of the players today, it is the only viable option for playing poker on a regular basis. Between the stresses and such of work, families and everything else that comes our way it is often difficult to get out to a card room or to get everyone together for a game at the house, but more and more the computer is right there, and a quick hour of poker is never more than a few mouse-clicks away.
Aside from the convenience factor, it is often a less expensive alternative to a land-based gambling trip. Unlike a real game, however, you can’t look into the eyes of the person taking your money, or giving you their money depending on the situation. This makes a lot of people nervous. Just where is your money going?
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When it comes to rating Online Casino Poker Rooms, like regular Online Poker Rooms, sites can be judged on a number of characteristics. If you enjoy a particular brand of poker software, then a site using similar (or the same) software might be more attractive to you than a site using software you have not used before. If the most important characteristic of a good poker site for you is the size of the bonus they offer, then a site ranking based on software will be of little use.
Most site rankings use a combination of values: software, bonus, payout ratio, bonus matching, site traffic (size), and free bonus. When you are looking for the Best Online Casino Poker Room, it is important to pick a room based on a rating that is important to you.
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Playing poker in the comfort of your home whether in front of a computer or at a table with friends is a completely different experience from a game set in the midst of a Casino. If you are new to online Casino play there are certain differences you need to learn that will keep you from making rookie mistakes.
First, know the rules. Online poker keeps you honest by forcing you to follow a set mode of play—software doesn’t allow for mistakes, and it’s easy to let the computer do the thinking for you. Similarly, friends and family might not care when you ask questions—a dealer at a Casino poker table will not necessarily be so forgiving. If you feel you might need some guidance, call ahead and find out if the Casino you are attending offers poker lessons. Many do, and appreciate guests who take the time to avoid common errors.
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Whether you are playing mobile poker or enjoying it in your computer, there are few things that you should remember. The convenience of playing these games in mobile phones can also invite lots of troubles, and the choice of the online gambling networks is one of the most important aspects of playing the game of poker.
The mobile gamers or even those who are playing from their PC are supposed to provide their credit card details to the gaming network. However, this leads to lots of scams and other frauds and often people lose all their money. In short, the credibility of the gaming network is the biggest issue or concern among the gamblers.
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