Playing Poker in North Carolina
North Carolina is a little bit of a mixed bag when it come to laws regarding playing poker. There are restrictions on home games on which we will take a look at, yet they have some huge casino resorts that really do promote gambling, and with no laws against online poker many players play at BetOnline Poker. Take a read to find out more about where you stand when it come to a game of poker in North Carolina.
Home Poker Games in North Carolina
The laws in North Carolina are not favorable when it come to playing home games, in fact in many ways the law spells things out pretty clearly that playing a home game is illegal. In section 14-292 of the North Carolina Penal Code it states that, “… any person or organization that operates any game of chance or any person who plays at or bets on any game of chance at which any money, property or other thing of value is bet, whether the same be in stake or not, shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.” It goes on so say that exceptions can at times be made for charity events etc, but in no way mentions your friendly get together for a game of poker. You could use the argument that poker is a game of skill of course and if there is no money on the table then there is no chance of prosecution. We'll leave it up to you to decide whether you wish to risk it.
Playing Online Poker in North Carolina
There is no law at all against online poker in North Carolina. The only way to get into trouble because of online poker is if you are operating an online poker room from within the states borders. Playing is not an issue and there are many rooms that residents of North Carolina can play at. Some of the best are Americas Cardroom and Juicy Stakes. It's also worth remembering that there is no federal law against US poker and many states are in the process of legalizing it.
Playing Poker in a North Carolina Casino
North Carolina is a great state when it comes to enjoying a game of poker in a casino. Many residents meet up in the poker rooms for a social game as home games are off the radar and it's a chance for a get together over a few cards. Casinos in the state are extremely well developed and much better than in most states.