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Is starting an online chess gambling site like online poker sites illegal? I've heard that because chess is a game of pure skill it does not fall under the typical illegal status in the United States. Is this true? Supposing that online chess gambling was legal in the United States what would happen if players from outside the United States started using the site? Could the company running the site from United States be in legal trouble with regards to the law in other countries because their citizens accessed the site and gambled?
gambling has proved to be the downfall of society, refrain from it.
that being said, since people from other countries are playing (assuming), then you are fine since their laws do not affect you (etc. greece). How ever, the USA government could ask you to shut it down if you do not have the license to run a gambling facility/website.
I can't imagine gambling on chess. I'm sure there are people who have made wagers on tournaments, especially the world championship. Even though they say it's pure skill, every player has the chance to miss something, and their emotions/health can effect their play.
Gambling on line has actually been approved, out of Vegas, I have a friend that sets up the gambling on line. I do not gamble like that so do not know how it is going, but for chess gamble? Unless you can be matched every time against and equal strength player, it will not be much of a gamble, like a race horse running against a milk wagon pulling horse. And remember most gambling is a game of chance, where a dummy can sometimes win, but the house has the odds greatly in their favor but chess is not luck
I suppose that participating in any major tournamanent might be considered "gambling" as you are risking your time and money for a prize that you might not get.
Especially if there is an entrance fee!
there is a site for gambling chess. Try
Gambling. Reminds me of an old W.C. Fields film.
Fields was playing a card sharp in the old West, playing poker in a saloon when a showgirl comes up to him. She invites him to come with her to the roulette wheel.
"I'm sorry, my dear," Fields replies, "but I can't do that. I promised my dear Mother on her deathbed that I would never engage in games of chance."
The girl objected, "But you are playing poker right now - that's a game of chance!"
"Not the way I play it," Fields assured her.
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