When did online poker become illegal?

Can I play online poker for real money legally?

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Local legislation may vary depending on where you reside. In some countries, playing poker online for real money is illegal. So it's better to check your local laws if online poker is allowed where you live.

For players residing in the US, the UIGEA introduced in 2006 has made it illegal for banks to accept payments from online gambling sites. So now, it is tough for them to move money around. 

The law was put in place to prevent or deter illegal activities, such as money laundering.

If you want to read more about the legality of online gambling and online poker, then check out the links below.

http://www.uspokersite.net/uigea/

http://www.onlinepokerlaws.com/

https://simonsblogpark.com/onlinegambling/simons-guide-online-gambling-legal-status-laws/

http://www.gamingtheodds.com/us-online-poker

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