of online poker games point out two
problems with that wording: First,
online poker games is a game of skill,
and as such is very different from
sports betting or random games of
chance like roulette or bingo. Second,
devices providing wireless access
to the Internet are becoming more
and more prevalent, and bets placed
through them are clearly beyond the
scope of the technically antiquated
language of the Wire Act.
None of the newer games (with the
exception of pai gow poker games)
have the character of the older, more
venerable contests, but they also
don't have puzzling terms and inexplicable
outdated customs. It's a trade-off.
Traditional table games and online
video poker still draw more patrons,
but most casinos now have space set
aside for the newer contests. Playing
them can be fun. Just don't expect
to win in the long run.