The World Championship of Online Poker took place from September 4 to September 28. The tournament featured 104 events with three buy-in tiers and a total prize pool of $85 million. Mikita Badziakouski won the Super High Roller event for $426,748. However, several main events were cancelled due to technical issues. US-based players can still play online poker.
In order to play poker for real money online, you must download a poker application to your device. You must also register and log into an account with your preferred poker operator. You will need to provide your personal information to confirm that you are of legal betting age, including your social security number and birth date. If you are under the age of eighteen, you should not enter your information.
Legal online poker sites will require you to provide proof of your identity, your address, and your deposit method. Some sites allow you to black out a photo of your credit card if you wish. This process is called Know Your Customer, and it helps protect players from underage gambling. Additionally, many sites will also give you the option to self-exclude from certain poker sites.
In the US, online poker is currently regulated by different laws than brick-and-mortar poker. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was signed into law by President Bush in 2006. Many online poker players are hopeful that the next administration will amend the UIGEA to permit online gambling. Several other countries have legalized online poker. The United Kingdom, Canada, and many Caribbean sea countries have enacted laws that make it legal for players to play.