What About Online Poker Regulation? Regulated online poker is live in three states. It went live in Nevada on April 30, 2013. Delaware launched online poker and casino games on October 31, 2013. HF 2207. Status: Failed Adjourned. Relates to the state lottery; prohibits online sale of lottery tickets. HF 2922 Status: Failed Adjourned. Relates to gambling; establishes an online gambling study and moratorium. HF 2398 Status: Failed Adjourned.In order to answer this question properly, we have to at least look to define what we mean by whether online poker is legal or not. When we wonder about this generally, for instance whether stealing cars is legal or not (although few people really.As we have seen, the DoJ doesnt need a whole lot of justification to do things like this, and the whole Black Friday operation ran counter to the ruling of the higher courts.What I do look to do is to try to get people more informed about whats going on, and therefore help them make more informed decisions. With all of the propaganda and misinformation that we have had thrown at us both the government and a.New Jersey rolled out online poker and casino games on November 21, 2013. The California Legislature is considering two bills at this time. Both would regulated online poker, but casino games would remain illegal. It is not illegal to play on them, but there is some concern about whether payouts can be made due to payment processing limitations. Some sites have been known to outright scam players.As in past years, the key divisions revolve around who is eligible for licensure as an online poker operator. 2014 In February 2014, two online poker bills were announced. SB 1366 would allow online poker only. SB 374 Status: - ENACTED Relates to state lottery; relates to online ticket sales; relates to moratorium and study. SB 428. Status: Failed Adjourned. Relates to criminal law; relates to gaming; relates to home games.Players Also Have To Worry About Governments Long Arm. Theres also the practical consequence of having your funds get caught up in the wrestling matches weve seen between U.S. authorities and offshore poker companies, such as what happened during Black Friday.One difference is that the bad actor clause was left open for future debate. On April 23, 2014, the California Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization held a hearing to discuss online poker. Topics included the history of online poker in the U.S., testimony from executives.SB 6913 Status: - Amended in SENATE Committee on RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING. Allows certain interactive poker games that are consider to be games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review; state.The Federal Court of Appeals ruled against this interpretation over 10 years ago and in fact clearly stated that this law did not apply to online poker at all. Still though, the DoJ clung to their belief that this law applied to online poker anyway.