Is it legal to participate in online poker in the state of florida?

I have been playing online poker for a while at a site called poker stars. I live in the state of florida and I am not really sure if its legal or not. I have asked around and done some research but I cant find a solid answer some say yes others say no! I would really like an answer on this because I would hate to be apart of something that is against the law even if i enjoy it!

6 Responses to “Is it legal to participate in online poker in the state of florida?”

  1. Totally legal.

    More knowledgeable folks can give you links to sites that show you the law. I just know the bottom line is that it’s legal.

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  2. Mick Shrimpton January 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    There’s no federal law outlawing online poker! In fact, there is current legislation to keep it regulated and completely legal. Though many *believe* it is illegal, it isn’t.

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  3. Online poker is definitely legal unless you live in one of those states that has specific state-level laws prohibiting online gaming.
    There is no current law in Florida that makes playing online poker, or offering online poker to Florida residents from outside Florida, unlawful. Without any such law on the books, these activities are currently lawful.

    As such there are no federal regulations which prohibit it in America and online gambling is legal in America but at the same time every state has the authority to legalize or forbid it.

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  4. GamblingMaster January 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Legal, there is no law against online gambling in USA.

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  5. Online gambling is not illegal in florida. UIGEA that make it illegal for BANKS, not for players, to fund or accept payment from gaming sources. You can deposit or withdraw the money via other payment methods like EcoCard, Neteller, Wire Transfer, My Citadel and many more.

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  6. TheMadProfessor January 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    While there are a few states who have passed laws (albeit unenforceable ones) against online gambling, Florida isn’t one of them.

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