In late 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice clarified an important area of the law pertaining to wire and internet transmissions. They declared that the Federal Wire Act only applied to sports betting and not to internet transactions as was the popular belief among many lawmakers.
This clarification opened the door for several states, including Florida, to begin examining the issue of online poker regulation. Presently, only three states have regulated online poker but several others are expected to do so in the next few years.
Florida is one of the states expected to regulate online poker by 2020, which makes this an exciting time for those that love the game. Play Poker Florida was created to be your #1 source for news and information regarding online poker regulation in Florida.
In addition to news on regulation, we will provide you with a preview of what the regulated iPoker marketplace will look like, including reviews of the primary brands that are expected to operate. For those that enjoy mobile gaming, we will keep you updated on the latest advances of mobile online poker gaming and what to expect once Florida regulates the game.
Finally, PlayPokerFlorida.com will provide you with tools and resources to get involved in the fight for online poker. As we have learned in other states, one of the main reasons that lawmakers have not already addressed the issue of iGaming is a lack of interest from constituents. We will provide you with the information on how you can get involved to help bring regulated online poker to Florida.
Our staff includes industry experts, online poker player and veterans of the global poker media. We strive to cover Florida iPoker regulation from every angle possible and look forward to becoming your primary resource for FL online poker news.