When one talks about Poker or Rummy, the first thing that comes to the mind of non-players is Gambling. Personally, I’m very much against the statement that states playing poker is illegal as it involves gambling.
Poker is not Gambling!
Poker is not illegal!
Poker is a skill based game where the players show off their greatness at the table by taking risks and winning the pot.
Poker unveils that skill is more important than luck.
The poker players suggest that it is no federal violation to assemble at a place on an amiable evening for a game of poker. It is discriminatory for the Online Poker Websites that have invested their precious span of time, endeavour and capital; to be treated as criminal enterprise. They deserve better!
The feature that made online poker ingenius is it’s availability of 24 hours a day; the players could play anywhere they prefer from the comfort of players’ home. In addition to repeating the age old clash between fun and paternalism, the Online Poker Websites serve an example of limits of technology in countering rigid, anachronistic law.
Poker is an astonishingly favoured and accepted game. In 2011, US District Judge Jack Weinstein mentioned that poker is not covered by another federal statute, The Illegal Gambling Business Act of 1970, because it is predominantly a game of skill.
While playing poker, one needs to think beyond the hands they play, to headway in the game. Poker is a game of chance. The smarter you play, the luckier you become. The game operators should not be prosecuted under the federal law that prohibits Online Gaming Websites.
How can one say Gambling is illegal when Casinos exists all over the world? Casinos have nothing to do with Gambling. It is simply a place that accommodates the public where a variety of “games of chance” can be played. A Casino has no demarcate about which player wins or losses. It earns its worth by extracting a little affluence out of every pot.