Late one night manned with a beverage and your mouse, humming “Luck be a lady tonight … ” you’re primed to win big at your favorite online poker site. But hold it, the government wants to end your night!

Internet gambling is illegal when the activity occurs in a state which outlaws gambling. Today, federal prosecutors rely upon various statutes enacted before the widespread use of the Internet. The primary federal statutes which regulate interstate and foreign Internet gambling include the Wire Act of 1961 (18 U.S.C. �1084), Travel Act (18U.S.C. �1952), Illegal Gambling Business Act (18 U.S.C. �1955), and Interstate Transportation of Wagering Paraphernalia Act (18 U.S.C. �1953).

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