Internet gambling can be a little confusing because of the laws and is made more confusing because of the difference in state and federal laws. It just takes a few minutes and you will be able to understand where you stand in all of this.
Quite a few states are starting to ease up on internet gambling. On top of that, it is hard for states to enforce these laws, so there are only two known cases of people being arrested.
One was fined and the other gentleman was convicted, but was told to stay good and he wouldn’t go to jail.
You are perfectly legal to gamble on the federal, except for sports betting. You can go set up an account, play some hands of seven card stud or Omaha at the Cool Cat Casino or Slots of Vegas Casino. No charges will be made against someone who just wants to go online and play, unless it is sports betting.
The only headache comes in the form of the banking situation. Say you open up an account at the Ruby Slots Casino, well, because of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, it is illegal for the banks to allow transactions. Again, the common gambler is not doing anything illegal, this just applies to the banks. Casinos are working on legal ways for people to be able to get their money, however.
Online gambling is not a wild west endeavor. It is legal and very fun.