Feature : Play for money

  • #161

    i would have to be able to look my opponent in the eye to play for money.

  • #162
    kyleevon wrote:

    i would have to be able to look my opponent in the eye to play for money.

    If you do that...how will you see the board? lol jk

  • #163

    Unlawful Internet gambling is defined as:

    • placing, receiving or transmitting a bet
    • by means of the Internet
    • but only if that bet is unlawful under any other federal or state law applicable in the place where the bet is initiated, received or otherwise made.
    • excluded from the coverage of "unlawful Internet gambling" are
      • waypoints along the World Wide Web that are only incidental to the places where the electronic transmission of the bet or wager is initiated and finally received.
      • online bets made solely within a single state under an enabling statute passed by that state. [Note: there are no such enabling laws at this time.]
      • online bets made solely on or among Indian tribal lands under enabling laws adopted by the affected tribes and approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission. [Note: no such laws have been adopted or approved at this time.]

      • online bets made under the Interstate Horseracing Act. [Note: online interstate bets on horse races where such bets are legal at both ends of the online connection have been permitted under that law since 2000.]

    The new law, therefore, only applies to online gambling operators who violate other existing state or federal anti-gambling laws.  Some commentators on this aspect of the Act conclude that since there are only a handful of states that expressly ban Internet gambling, this law has not accomplished very much. 

    The better view is that all of the online gambling sportsbooks, casinos and cardrooms violate existing anti-gambling laws of every one of the fifty states.  This is because:

    • The gambling is legally deemed to take place simultaneously at both ends of the Internet connection. 
    • Under applicable state laws these interactive online gambling Websites are deemed to be doing business in the states in which the players are located when they make a bet.
    • The general anti-gambling laws of every state criminalize the operation of unlicensed gambling like the sportsbooks, casinos and cardrooms that are covered by the new law. 

    Thus, this professional form of unlicensed gambling appears to be illegal whether or not the state has adopted a specific Internet anti-gambling law.

  • #164

    So basically, it all boils down to federal and state laws...but with different states holding different statutes, online gambling becomes very difficult.

  • #165

    Did you see this blog post about the hustler?

    http://www.chess.com/article/view/my-game-against-the-hustler

  • #166

    Got any bridges for sale?

  • #167
    Whaleeyeman wrote:

    Hear the rumour that this site may soon be moving offshore, either here in the Bahamas or the Cayman Islands, and also splitting with Facebook, in order to implement this play for money idea?

    Fixed that for you. Wink

  • #168

    We play at the park for 10 dollars a game (five each) and a dollar a point in material.  Double for checkmate in 30 moves or less. Needless to say, I'm not getting rich.Wink

  • #169

    You can't see the Beauty

  • #170

    I won 2nd on a bullet tournament...  :'(

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