Online Gambling

Despite federal legislation banning online gambling, some states continue to enforce their own laws. One such example is the United States v. K23 Group Financial Services, a criminal case where Internet poker operators are accused of violating the UIGEA, money laundering, and 18 U.S.C. 1955.

The federal government has also expressed concerns about illegal Internet gambling. The federal government defines illegal internet gambling as “placing, receiving, or transmitting bets over the Internet.” The act also prohibits remote gaming. Nevertheless, it is difficult to prove that online gambling is illegal. State laws also differ in their definition of what constitutes gambling.