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Question about online casinos and US

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by zmuth734, Jan 3, 2006.

    Jan 3, 2006
  1. zmuth734

    zmuth734 Dormant account


    I'm 18 years old, I live in the united states, and I am wondering if I deposited at an online casino if they would pay me any winnings if I won. Some sites say 18+ but also say "or legal age in your jurisdiction" or something along those lines. Would they really care, I have played at pokerstars and withdrawn winnings without any problems, but I want to try a casino. Do you think I would have any problems withdrawing. Anyone know?

  2. Jan 3, 2006
  3. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

    1) No
    2) Legal age in your jurisdiction = legal age to gamble in the USA = 21
    3) Yes, and I'm surprised it slipped past them.
    4) Of course you would. There's been other threads in the past here about this "gray" area. Needless to say, they didn't get paid and came here complaining ;)

    fyi: The reason they say 18+ is that some countries it is legal to gamble at 18. Kind of deceptive to put 18+ when they know some countries the legal age for gambling is 21.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2006
  4. Jan 4, 2006
  5. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    STILL At Leisure
    United Kingdom
    Selective interpretation?

    In the USA, it is supposed to be "illegal" (rather, it is "not legal") to gamble at an online casino at any age; so to deny payment to someone of 18 from the USA, where they would pay someone of 18 from the UK is selective interpretation of the law in their favour. They pay 21+ in the USA as if they didn't they would be out of business in no time (USA is 90%+ of business). Casinos are quite happy to ban whole contries where the player base and profit lost is small, but the risk of "clever" players joining is large.
    I believe that more "bonus abuse" takes place from US players (by number of players), than players from all other contries put together. I don't see casinos blanket banning the US, but they seem to catch out many US players on this 18 or 21 age business, and I expect that online gaming is more attractive to younger people (as a new passtime) than to those of middle years or more.

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