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While it remains to be seen how aggressively they will enforce them, a number of states have passed laws against Internet gambling.

Here is a rundown: Louisiana law fines bettors $500 and e-casinos $20,000; California provides for $100 fines for casual bettors; Illinois prohibits both betting and websiteing, as does Texas; South Dakota forbids taking bets, but the law is less clear about bettors, it also exempts the state licensed lottery and casinos; Michigan forbids wagers to leave the state on the internet, but allows electronic betting at established casinos, lottery, and bingo halls. It is a misdemeanor in Nevada to bet via the Internet at sites not licensed in the state, but the Gaming Control Board allows licensed websites to take bets by closed-loop computer networks or direct dial modem connections. The Board has the authority to allow true Internet bets from outside the state and may do so as federal law gets clarified, but bets flowing out of the state will remain restricted. Tennessee at press time had introduced laws banning placing or taking bets. Several states' attorney generals have issued interpretations of old laws, which they say give authority to prohibit virtual gambling. These states include Florida, Indiana, California, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Minnesota. 19
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