Online Poker Firm Claims New US Ban Doesn't Apply To Poker
from the probably-not-going-to-get-very-far... dept
Part of the rationale for the new law against online gambling was that there was confusion over existing laws. There certainly were some who claimed that existing laws already banned online gambling -- but many others noted that you could interpret existing laws to only apply to pure games of chance. That meant games like poker, that involve at least some amount of skill, were not included in the ban. Thus, the new laws were designed to "clarify" the situation. They may have some work to do on the clarification part. pandlcg writes in to let us know that at least one online gambling firm, believes that the new ban still doesn't apply to poker, and thus they plan to continue serving US customers. Somehow, you get the feeling that this won't go over too well with those who pushed for the new law -- though, in the meantime, this particular poker site may attract plenty of attention from US online poker players.