Is online poker for real money legal in the state of Florida?

I am considering using my poker skills to make some extra money gambling online, but do not want to violate any laws. I am new to the state of Florida, so I am unsure of the state laws that pertain to online gambling for real money. Could someone please give me the scoop? Layman’s terms please. I do not not need replicated statutes that make it hard to understand. Thanks.

9 Responses to “Is online poker for real money legal in the state of Florida?”

  1. NFL Football Fan February 3, 2010 at 1:21 am

    It is currently not legal online but you can go to any of the real money casinos to play poker also as a source below is a list of online sportsbooks that will help you out and have great bonuses.

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  2. GamblingMaster February 3, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I think Florida is one of the states where its legal, infact the situation in whole USA with gambling is not clear enough, but there are no laws against it. Only law against banks that allow people to deposit to gambling sites. You will not be persecuted for playing online poker, thats for sure, there are millions of americans playing online.

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  3. As others have said, the answer to your question is “no”. On-line gambling IS legal in the USA.

    “Be careful” is the only thing I’d like to add! Playing for money on-line is not the same as playing live poker. If you are consistently winning at live poker, you certainly COULD win on-line, but it’s a tougher skill level on-line.

    Proceed with caution.

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  4. I’m not sure. This online poker site is legal in the US ( http://www.nopaypoker.com/?refid=noreality ) because you don’t gamble any of your own money. All of the players money comes from ads. It’s free and doesn’t require personal information… Cashes out to Paypal, Neteller, and Moneybookers.

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  5. its legal , ive been doing it for 10+ years and never had any problem at all. Play at a legit site with good bonuses. i play at one that gives 100% bonus on every poker deposit

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  6. Online gambling is not illegal under US federal law but at the same time each state is free to regulate or prohibit it. Legality of online poker is very mixed up in USA and that is why it is generally misinterpreted.

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  7. TheMadProfessor February 3, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Currently, it’s completely legal in Florida. However, there is discussion in the State Legislature regarding it, with some proposing a complete ban (albeit, with no reasonable explanation how they would enforce it) and others proposing some degree of control and taxation (ditto.)

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  8. Online Poker is not at all illegal in US. The rule is just for the BANKS and other financial institutions to engage in any kind of transactions with online gambling websites. You can play with various reputed online poker rooms http://www.casinosdiary.com/poker-rooms/ which allow US and you can use third party payment methods like EcoCard, Neteller, Wire Transfer, My Citadel and many more.

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  9. eBay is a good option. Start selling stuff on it. It is flexible, easy to learn, and you can make good money.
    You can work on your schedule and do as much as you need or want to. You can fit eBay in around other things in your life.

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