Originally Posted by alwayssplitaces
I wonder if visitors will be able to play if they're connected to one of those wireless hotspots. If so, it might be worth it for me to go to DC the first day it opens and play online poker all day. It would be soft like the PartyPoker days. I can imagine the +EV it would be to multitable 1/2 NL for a day that's as soft as live 1/2 NL.
It wasn't clear to me whether multitabling will even be allowed. If so, it almost certainly will be limited to a small number of tables.
"An Intralot official said that payouts in the District would be competitive but that the target market is recreational players, not high-stakes professionals who play many hands at once."
Originally Posted by shadroch
Federal law prohibits inter-state gambling. It does not prohibit intra-state gambling, and says nothing about the District of Columbia. New Jersey was set to have intra-state gambling on line, but Gov. Christie vetoed the bill.
A Maryland resident can bet only within the state of Maryland, or he is violating Federal law.
Can you provide a reference for this? The only thing I've ever seen used as an argument against online poker has been the Wire Act, which does not apply. Is this a new law against interstate gambling?