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    Bingo offers legal in US?
    Are bingo sites like BingoRoom.com and BingoVille.com legal in the US? Would they be considered "games of skill" or gambling. If they are legal, I wanted to promote them in our double opted newsletter. Is there any special legal disclaimers I need to add or states that I must omit from getting this newsletter?
    Thanks so much!

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    just a caveat: this shows in Bingoroom's T&Cs


    >>>For an affiliate account to be considered "active", it must have generated new, paying customers for Gamingdollars.com sponsors within the previous 90 days. <<<
    Some online casinos cause you to lose "lifetime commissions" this way.

    Playing for money is gambling. Right now it can be difficult transferring money in or out of an account.

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    Bingo offers legal in US?
    In October 2006 legislation was been passed in the United States designed to stifle the online bingo industry by making it difficult for Americans to deposit into or withdraw from their gambling accounts via US financial institutions. This has caused chaos in the industry and some sites have already jumped ship (such as Party Bingo and Interbingo) while others have reiterated their commitment to serve American players. Congress has recently been debating internet gambling regulation legislation which would be good for everyone.

    The featured sites in this section are reputable player favourites that intend to continue to serve the US Market, under international law with the possible backing of the WTO (WTO dispute). The US laws seem to target financial institutions and possibly ISPs - it does not directly challenge online gambling sites operated outside their jurisdiction, nor are their any criminal implications for American playerss, according to press releases from various bingo operators.

    NOTE: Online sports betting is illegal in some states and the scope of these laws are under debate. Some prosecuters feel that the spirit of these laws should include other forms of gambling including poker, slots and possibly even bingo. Players should seek advice locally regarding the legality of any gaming activity involving monetary stakes that they plan to pursue online. The fact is, regardless of the legal opinion of lawyers representing off-shore bingo operators, it is at the prosecuters descretion to pursue action based on their interpretation of the laws in their jurisdiction. Since the laws are designed to protect consumers - it is unlikely that players will ever be targeted for prosecution; however, it is your reponsibility to act in accordance to all laws in your district, state or country.

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    Last edited by Merchant Consultant Team; August 15th, 2009 at 08:42 AM.

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    I would not sweat the small stuff...Too many sidewalk lawyers speak the unknowns of Bingo as a form of illegal gaming. The problem most states are facing within their legislative members is the real meaning of Bingo. Bingo is not played on card style sheets anymore since computerized machine "slots" have come about. The real issue is not a legal issue but a define issue. What separates Bingo from video gaming, for example poker, slots, progressive reels, group gaming and Bingo. Therefore I would not sweat the small stuff, years will pass before anyone can define the term Bingo Gaming. Legal passing of laws shall continue to be challenged nationwide until true definition is seal on a legislative floor. Alabama has been fighting this issue for over 16 years, no solution in sight, as 1,000s of licenses are issued every year. I say continue with what your doing, making cash...

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