It seems the UIGEA aren't quitting the headlines any time soon. Several cases of domain seizures like the Kentucky incidence keep hitting the news leaving us to wonder whether online gambling is at all legal or not. The worry online gamblers have is they can be caught in the cross-fire as well and end up convicted. So we need to know a few things about the law to determine whether we'll play or not.

To begin with, the online casino gambling law targets the casino operators and the institutions that offer services to them. So when an online gambling fraud is committed, the casino owners and service providers are the ones that will be netted, not the player. The major disadvantage on the player is the risk of the casino closing down with their deposits. The player can only face legal charges if they are trying to defraud the gambling site through illegal channels like illegal funding.

Even though the online casino gambling law leans more on the casino owners and service providers, it is also vital for the player to be abiding with a few gambling rules. Most casinos have their terms and conditions by which the run their games which must be met by the gambler. One requirement of the any online casino gambling law is that player must be of the required age when playing the games. Juvenile involvement in gambling is highly prohibited that's why a typical casino will ask for age verification before playing.

Any underage involvement to online gambling leads to an immediate ban and ceasing of funds. The online casinos in question can even circulate details of the fraudulent player to other casinos so he cannot participate in future.

The second legal requirement on the player is making sure that online gambling is legal wherever they are. Generally the player cannot be prosecuted if he gambles in a state that restricts the act. However he will not be able to withdraw funds. Financial institutions won't agree to fund the players in that region, and this can be quite a bummer on the player's side.