United States Law Edit
In the United States, Poker is generally treated under the law as a strange stepchild somewhere between entertainment and gambling. In most of the fifty states, it is legal but regulated, sometimes to such a degree that very few poker rooms have been opened.
US Law References Edit
California Gaming Law Links Edit
- The Tibbetts v. Van De Kamp decision, which made Hold 'em legal in California. (This 1990 case was decided on appeal in 1995, at which point Hold 'em became legal).
- Is Playing Poker Online Legal In California?
- Gambling in California by Roger Dunstan, an official report from the California Research Bureau.
- Transcript of PBS Frontline 6/10/97, about California Gambling Law Changes
- California Gambling Statute
Michigan Gaming Law Links Edit
- The Summer 2005 issue of Casino Lawyer magazine contains an article about Detroit casinos being given permission to build.
International Gaming Law Links Edit
- The Fall 2005 issue of Casino Lawyer magazine contains an article about the new UK Gambling Act.
- Macau gaming law. Macau, China has overtaken the Las Vegas strip and is now the world's largest gaming jurisdiction. It is now well on the way to overtake Clark county.