Poker and Government

With the love of gambling, it is no surprise that there would be an appearance of it on the internet. Games such as online poker have been seen as the wave of the future. This is something that has gained a high level of appeal in the United Kingdom and also in the Caribbean Islands.

Some have seen online poker as nothing more than just a fancy that will pass, yet it has been a market that has seen over two hundred million in U.S. dollars brought in per year. This is, of course, for the sites that use real money in the poker matches. Some of the accepted games in the United States have been for prizes and also for play money. This is to appease the Wire Act that has been a Federal Law that has prohibited much of the online gambling that has been taking other countries by storm.

There are some critics that think that the United States government is keeping people from games like online poker that use real money so that they are not scammed or falling victim like many have in the United Kingdom and other countries. Still there are others that think that the reason is that it isn’t possible to taxes these sites and that this is a form of revenue that the government can’t afford to miss out on.

Some companies have created a means of dancing around this topic with the creation of electronic wallets. These are a method for a person to transfer the money to a middle man company that can then fund online poker and other games that are in the cyber world.

The United States has been trying to find a way to get involved in the internet for tax purposes and some states have made concessions that have fallen flat when the Federal government has had their way with these bills that have been passed. One such state that has been fighting for online gambling has been North Dakota and the battle still rages on to this day. Whether or not the United States will concede is something that millions are waiting to see so that they can enjoy the games of chance that have been dominant in the internet.