MOST FUNNY LAWS ON GAMBLING GAMES

Worldwide, the gambling industry has to overcome the difficulties associated with legislative restrictions. Sometimes these prohibitions come to frank nonsense and, nevertheless, despite their frank absurdity, they act.

Africa
The continent prefers the traditional gaming entertainment of Europe, with the most popular bets on the English Premier League matches. Unconventional here are the objects of these rates. A certain Henry Dhabasani from Uganda put his car and his wife on Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United. It is quite possible to bet on your wives, children and other relatives in the country, as the rights and obligations of spouses are regulated by the African customary law of ethnic groups.

Australia
In 2010, the Australian Government ordered players to enter the amount they are willing to spend on each game before the session to block access when the limit has been reached. But Clubs NSW and the Australian Hotels Association launched a $ 20 million marketing campaign against reform and donated $ 1.3 million to the two leading parties. A year later, the law was repealed. I had to limit myself to half measures: a ban was placed on the installation of ATMs in casinos and gambling houses so that players could not lose more than they can afford.

Australians are the most gambling and unlucky players in the world. The country even has a law prohibiting the use of headphones when playing on slot machines, so that the gambler does not lose touch with reality.

From the history. The legalization of gambling in France was due to Cardinal Mazarin. In his time, representatives of high society were simply obliged to visit the casino from time to time. The most popular entertainment here was roulette. Taxes from the game of roulette allowed Napoleon to significantly replenish the treasury and create a huge army.

United Kingdom
UK laws officially prohibit gambling. But they have many exceptions. For example, gambling is allowed for members of private clubs. If earlier an application for membership in, for example, an elite club in London such as The Clermont Club (“Clermont Club”) was considered for years, now it is issued in five minutes. To play on forbidden slot machines in London, you just need to buy a membership card at the entrance to the casino. Its validity is 24 hours.

From the history. In 1861, Prince Charles of Monaco Charles III decided to legalize gambling and tax them. However, he did a lot for the development of the gambling business: a magnificent building was erected under the main casino, the most famous representatives of the gambling business in the world – the Blanc brothers became managers. In addition, Charles III introduced regular ship connections with the nearest major French port, Nice, and connected his state with France by rail. This made Monaco the richest country.

Greece
In September 2002, the country passed a law banning video games in Internet cafes. On December 8, 2003, it was revised and now includes a ban on all electronic games. As a result, even Playstation consoles and online chess were banned. In this way, the local government tried to fight the spread of gambling.

In this case, the only betting license in the country, issued before 2030, is owned by the local public organization of football forecast (OPAP). On her site you can see an assortment of different games on the web. But attempts to obtain a license from William Hill, Sportingbet and other well-known betting companies were unsuccessful.

Canada
By law, you can’t get money from a game of chance here. Therefore, you simply cannot get winnings for betting on horse racing in this country. First, you have to solve a mathematical problem to prove that you won thanks to skill, not luck. Therefore, betting organizers offer winners to remember school arithmetic. Let’s say to solve an example: 90×2: 6×12.

From the history. Among the immigrants of the French colony of the New World (modern territory of Canada), gambling was very popular, and there were very few playing cards. In 1685, a new currency, playing cards, was introduced here in law. These “banknotes” remained legal tender until 1763, when, after losing the Seven Years’ War, France abandoned its colonies in favor of Great Britain.

USA
Under Oklahoma Law 21-294, it is forbidden to use a three-card cheating scheme. According to the following law (under number 21-295), conductors in railway transport and other station employees received the right to arrest those who use this scheme in a train, in a railway station territory or station. They are obliged, if necessary, to call for help and passers-by in order to detain criminals.

USA
Under Oklahoma Law 21-294, it is forbidden to use a three-card cheating scheme. According to the following law (under number 21-295), conductors in railway transport and other station employees received the right to arrest those who use this scheme in a train, in a railway station territory or station. They are obliged, if necessary, to call for help and passers-by in order to detain criminals.

The Losers Act states that in some states (such as Kentucky), losers can officially sue winners to recover losses. Those who lose more than $ 5 in a cash game can file a lawsuit against the winner within five years. There is an amendment clarifying that if a complaint is not received within six months, any person can file it instead of the loser. The court most often satisfies such claims.

In Ohio, a person can be fined or detained only for deciding in a bar, restaurant, store, or other public place to argue with a friend for $ 10. And in the city of Bexley in Ohio, it is forbidden to install slot machines in public and even non-public places, namely in toilets.

In Iowa, Law 99B.12 allows home poker games and sports betting. But, according to subparagraph g, you cannot win or lose more than $ 50 in 24 hours. In Maine, the amount that can be legally won is no more than $ 3.

In the city of Globe in Arizona, you cannot play cards on the street with Native Americans – Indians.

In 2006, Washington became the first to proclaim gamblers on the Internet as criminals. RCW Law No. 9.6.240 states: Anyone who receives and transmits relevant game information by telephone, telegraph, radio, or over the Internet violates Washington state law. So far, not a single fact of violation has been officially registered.

Until 2006, online gambling was allowed in the United States, practically unlimited and unregulated. The Black Lane began in 2006 when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was submitted to Congress to prohibit banks from conducting any transactions in any way connected with casinos and online gambling. For three years, Congress has delayed the adoption of the bill. In 2010, UIGEA entered into force. Because of this, the owners of online casinos and poker rooms moved their headquarters from the United States to Europe, where loyalty to the gambling business remained. At the same time, UIGEA does not explain exactly when and why gambling on the Internet has become illegal.

In the state of New Jersey, you can independently block online gambling for a period of one to five years. It is not difficult to record a violation of blocking, since all users in the offices pass an identity check. The funny thing is that in case of violation all the winnings will have to be paid to the state budget in the form of a fine.

In the state of New Hampshire, it is forbidden to pay a debt to a casino or an opponent in the game by selling their clothes. Probably not to disturb the order, pacing in underwear, or even without it.