Is online gambling legal or illegal?

We are not lawyers and there’s no substitute for good legal advice. We encourage you to consult local, state, provincial and/or national laws prior to gambling online. If you feel it is necessary, you may want to consult an attorney.

For the most part, gambling at online casinos, poker rooms and sportsbooks is in legal limbo. However, online gambling is entirely legal in the UK. In the United States there are differing legal opinions, although there are certain states which specifically outlaw online gambling, and all telephone wagering on sporting events is definitely illegal under the Federal Wire Act. As for the rest of the world and the different types of online gambling in the United States – casinos, poker and sports wagering via non-telephonic means – it is best to consult a lawyer or read up on the law yourself prior to engaging in any gambling activities online. provides our knowledge of online gaming purely for educational and entertainment purposes only. We strongly encourage each individual visitor to find out the laws where they live prior to engaging in online gambling activity. Furthermore, we strongly encourage you to obey the laws where you live.

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