ONLINE POKER IN ILLINOIS
For poker aficionados living in Illinois there is presently little variety when it comes to playing online poker. The number of online poker rooms which will accept poker players from Illinois and the US in general has significantly lessened. It is also now possible to state that the very high profile sites such as Full Tilt are now suffering following the disastrous events of Black Friday.
LEGAL ONLINE POKER ROOMS IN ILLINOIS
For some time it has been a grey area as to whether online poker is actually legal in Illinois. It is a fact however that most online poker rooms do not accept players from Illinois, there still remains a few reputable sites that do accept US players. It is important to note that no single person has ever been prosecuted for playing online poker, the risk lies entirely with the online poker coorporations themselves.
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ONLINE POKER SITES ACCEPTING USA PLAYERS
It is no wonder that people working in the market for online poker in the USA is in a bit of a muddle because the current legislation for online poker is rather confusing. The heart of the problem is the fact the US government does not receive any tax benefits from company profits or indeed from the players who play online poker. In the foreseeable future it is quite likely that the US government will bring in state-by-state guidelines for online poker sites accepting USA players, where by only players from that particular state can play against others from that state. In order to make this a workable possibility it is likely that the profits from the games will be heavily taxed.
Illinois poker players can expect this form on legal online poker to be introduced during 2012/2013.