ToTransferOrNot wrote: wiseowl wrote: dood wrote:
Poker itself is not illegal. Online poker is.
wut if u'r a resident of CA doing online poker? i not sure about that one.
these are federal, not state laws. you're more than welcome to smoke "medicinal" ganja in CA also, but if the feds take you in, it's their call and their rules.
In fairness, it isn't clear whether it's illegal under federal law, while it is clearly
illegal in some states, and legal in others.
Let me start off by saying: IANAL(I am not a lawyer!)
You could probably argue the supremacy clause on this.
It'd be hard to prosecute this, anyways. The server is hosted in an obviously legal state (in the case of Full Tilt), therefore you could possibly argue that it's the same as boarding a plane and visiting Las Vegas.
On the off chance that there is somebody thinking, "Well yeah Pear, but there's data being sent to the state!". There is no data being stored on the computer in relation to the games of chance; everything is server-side.
Looking at it from another view, I think it'd be hard to argue on either front.