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US resident and online gambling

Discussion in 'Ask the Meister' started by KenoGal, Aug 7, 2008.

    Aug 7, 2008
  1. KenoGal

    KenoGal Dormant account

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Florida
    Hi, I use to gamble online all the time and the when US got banned I totally stopped. Was thinking about it the other day and decided to email Jackpot Factory support to see if US players were allowed to gamble online again. This is their response....

    Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 12:46 PM
    Subject: The Jackpot Factory Group - Your Inquiry


    Dear Bernadette,



    Thank you for contacting The Jackpot Factory Group with your inquiry.



    Kindly be informed that online gaming is legal for US players. However there are a few States, those that are not allowed online gaming. Florida is not an excluded State, for online gaming.



    If you need further assistance please let us know, and we will be only too glad to help you.



    Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Desk on the toll-free numbers listed bel! ow. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.



    Best Regards,
    Shulamith

    So then I asked how I could fund this and here is what they said.....

    Dear Bernadette,



    Thank you for contacting The Jackpot Factory Group about with your query.



    Kindly note that there are two ways for US players to deposit funds to play with in our casinos:



    - VISA card - Please make sure that the card says: for international use.

    - Quick Tender\Use My Wallet This is a secure and trusted web wallet that we help players to set up. We recommend US players to use this option since it is an easy and fast way to receive casino winnings. To view the Quick Tender\Use My Wallet website click on the following link: You must register/login in order to see the link.



    Please note that US players' withdrawals will be sent by check for any amount under $3,001 and should take up to 30 working days to arrive.

    Any withdrawal up to $1000 will be sent out by check via regular mail and can take up to 21 working days to arrive.

    Any withdrawal between $1001 and $3000 will be sent out by check via courier mail and can take up to 7 working days.

    Any withdrawal above $3001 will be sent out via direct wire transfer and can take up to 10 working days. For amounts higher than this, funds will be transferred via bank wire and should reflect in the bank account within 5 - 10 working days. To make this transaction, our Financial department simply requires a copy of the account holder's Driver's License.



    Should you have any additional questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service Desk on the toll-free numbers listed below. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.



    Best Regards,
    Dany


    My question is, can I really gamble online legally or am I taking a chance and have to hope I don't get caught? I am not into doing anything illegally. I do miss gambling online and would love to do it again but.....any comments on this would be appreciated. Thanks...
    Bernadette
     
  2. Aug 8, 2008
  3. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

    Occupation:
    On Disability,p/t online slots reviewer
    Location:
    PA
    Welcome to the forum. You may have to be a member for awhile before you can get someone to answer. I just wanted to let you know so you dont get offended if its not answered fast.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2008
  5. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    I do nothing productive
    Location:
    Hell on Earth
    Hi KenoGal,
    Welcome to the forums.

    First let me cover my butt and say, I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. You should check with a local attorney.

    OK... as long as you don't live in one of the 11 states that has specifically outlawed online gambling you are not breaking any federal law wagering online, as long as you do not wager on sports.

    To clarify, online wagering by players was NEVER banned inside the USA by the UGIEA law. There was a lot of misinformation put out by anti gambling people about the UGIEA.

    The UGIEA law was targeted at business and banks and made transferring "illegal" gambling money illegal. There is no legal definition of just what 'illegal' gambling is at the federal level. That is why you can use your Visa card...

    Sound confusing? It is...

    To make it simple as I can....As far as anyone here knows, no one has been arrested in the USA for simply placing an online wager or collecting their winnings from an online casino. (outside of those 11 states).

    Hope that helps... And good Luck
     
  6. Aug 8, 2008
  7. bryand

    bryand Beach Bum PABnonaccred mm1

    Occupation:
    Legal
    Location:
    Just Across the Hudson River
    Well said, lots0 (there is room for you in the legal profession should you decide to change careers :cool:). The IRS should be of more concern to a US player (in any state) than UGIEA. It should also be noted that cashouts from many online casinos are increasingly difficult for US players.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2008
  9. mysticjoz

    mysticjoz Senior Member

    Occupation:
    disabled~ (still capable of being pretty darn stub
    Location:
    somewhere... over the rainbow!
    I can't really agree with this if the US players stick with acreditted. Some acreditted do take what seems like quite some time longer than others to pay winnings:rolleyes:, but I've not yet run into non-payment from any acreditted.
    (ummmm.. knock on wood :D)
     

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