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Wisconsin Online Poker
Updated: 11th of April 2012.
Is Online Poker Legal in Wisconsin?
How "bet" is defined in Wisconsin state law: "A bet is a bargain in which the parties agree that, dependent upon chance even though accompanied by some skill, one stands to win or lose something of value specified in the agreement."
How "gambling" is defined in Wisconsin state law:>
"Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor:
How "commercial gambling" is defined in Wisconsin state law: "Whoever intentionally does any of the following is engaged in commercial gambling is guilty of a Class I felony: ... For gain, uses a wire communication facility for the transmission or receipt of information assisting in the placing of a bet or offer to bet on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of a bet or offer to bet. "
My conclusion is that online poker could very well be illegal because of the laws written above. But is online poker legal in Wisconsin? I can't answer that with a 100% guarantee, and you should contact a local gaming lawyer to find out the truth concerning the legality of internet poker in Wisconsin.
Will Internet Poker Be Legal in Wisconsin?
I have been able to find no news stories or reports about Wisconsin online poker possibly becoming legal, therefore it doesn't seem likely that internet poker will be legalized in Wisconsin in near future.
Which Sites Accept Players from Wisconsin?
Players from Wisconsin are accepted at all US online poker rooms even though there's a good chance that online poker is illegal in Wisconsin.
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