How do you guys feel about a home game where a rake is.
In the state of Colorado it is perfectly legal to sit down any time with a group of friends and acquaintances and play poker for any stakes you choose. As soon as you rake the pot you are no longer just a private game. You are running a gambling e.
The State of Georgia maintains that playing poker is illegal, and they make no exception for private games. In some states, if the host does not charge the players or rake the pot, then a private poker game is legal, but Georgia does not make that same distinction. In section 16-12-20 of the Penal Code, a gambling place is defined as “any real estate used for the purposes of gambling.” Yes.
Underground poker games are running in many cities around the world, and it will be until poker is fully legalized and recognized as a legitimate activity. Even them, some players will surely prefer a game in the club rather than in the casino, so I do not see this part of the poker industry going away. The biggest problem with it is the risk.
Rake the game to cover your game expenses. Sounds illegal, but it doesn’t have to be. In many areas it is illegal to run a game for profit. And since a rake is associated with all for profit games, many assume that all raked games are illegal. Now I’m not a lawyer so don’t take this as legal advice but it seems to me that if you rake just enough to cover game expenses you would be within.
The host can take rake from the poker game to pay for hosting costs and to make some extra money on the side. This is illegal in most of U.S. states. So check your state laws before doing so. Having a dedicated dealer at the game makes a lot of difference. The game goes by much faster and is managed much better. The dealer will make some money.
Poker is illegal in Israel. Those caught playing in a poker game face up to a year in prison for the first offense, and those caught organizing a game could be locked up for as many as three. A.
That basically means that as long as your social poker game isn’t run as a business, the game is legal. How do you do that? If the game’s host or operator doesn’t charge any entry or rental fees and doesn’t rake the pots, Louisiana doesn’t consider it an illegal business. In Louisiana, private poker games must be as private as.