Is poker legal in our fair state?
Absolutely. In no way is poker or playing poker against the law in Georgia. The problem and legal issue comes when other things are added to the mix of a poker game. Gambling is not legal. Some of the best legal minds in the US have come together over our little company and determined that the one way to be absolutely, 100% legal and beyond any shadow of a doubt is to not allow any advantage to be purchased nor any wagers of value to be made before, during, or after a game. In other words, if you are allowed to freely enter a bar, freely sit down, freely play, and have an equal chance to win compared to any other player, you are not gambling.
And to ensure that our company, our sponsor, and our host facilities remain legally free and clear, we have a few hard and fast rules for any and all games we run. These rules are listed below as well as a way to get help if you feel you have a problem with gambling. These rules are in addition to our usual tournament rules and are not negotiable in any way. Any violation of these rules will result in your immediate suspension from the league and a revocation of any and all prizes you may have won. In addition, we will cooperate will law enforcement in any investigations they request our help with.
No money, favors, future monies, or future favors can be wagered.
No advantage in the game can be purchased or gained in exchange for anything of value.
Anything that may be considered gambling may be reported to the authorities.
All players will have an equal chance to win both our nightly tournaments and our season finale tournaments. No table or chip advantage can be purchased. All games are governed by the rules of the Tournament Directors Association and the laws of the State of Georgia. Players must be 21 years or older to play and must be able to legally enter a casino and legally able to gamble. All games are for entertainment and should not be used or considered a method of gambling. If you have a gambling problem, please know you can get help from Gamblers Anonymous (404) 237-7281 at any time 24/7/365.