Posts Tagged ‘online poker’

Texas Hold’Em – An Overview

Hold’em Poker has, in a few short years, exploded into the most popular poker variation of the game and Texas Hold’em is a game that started some time in the early twentieth century. However, it is only in the last nine or ten years that Texas Hold’em has mesmerized poker players and taken over poker rooms just about everywhere poker is played.

No-Limit Texas Hold’em is the mainstay of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) which is the highest profile event in the history of the game and is televised around the world. Texas Hold’em is the main game played in the World Poker Tour (WPT) that promotes worldwide poker tournaments. Celebrity tournaments particularly as held in Las Vegas, feature Texas Hold’em and are extremely popular with spectators. In fact, Texas Hold’em tournaments have become highly popular spectator sports and are televised to enthusiastic audiences.

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Is Online Poker Legal?

First let me qualify myself as an ordinary poker player. I am not an attorney, justice department official, nor a Supreme Court Justice. I am not giving legal advice nor will I draw any conclusions. What I have compiled is a collection of the best information I can find on the subject of “Is Online Poker legal?”.

Several recent events in congress has brought attention to the legal standing of online wagering in general. The first thing to understand is the skill game of poker is not the same as sports betting nor even “random chance” casino games like craps and roulette. It may be treated the same eventually, or it may not. Legal precedent for a lot of this simply does not exist. As of this article, no person has been charged, brought to trial, convicted, or sentenced for playing online poker. But this does not guarantee that if will not happen in the future.

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Is Playing Poker Online Right For You?

Playing poker is a wonderful hobby and an engaging form of entertainment. Although many times in the past you may have found that you wanted to play poker but were not close enough to a casino to just hop in your car and run on in to take a seat at the poker table. This is where online poker gaming comes into the picture. Online poker is an increasingly popular way of playing poker from within the confines and comfort of your own home. As you are able to play many different types of poker games at casino establishments, online poker websites also make this type of variety with regard to poker games available to its poker players. Playing poker online via an online poker website is different in a few ways from playing in a physical casino environment. It is important to focus on those differences thereby enabling yourself to make the decision of whether or not playing poker card games online is the right option for you.

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