State statues define gambling as having three distinct characteristics:
Prize, Chance, and Consideration. If any of these three characteristics
are missing, the contract is within the law. Poker, by law, is
considered to be a game of “chance.” “Prize” – we
have lots of them! "'Consideration' means
anything which is a commercial or financial advantage to the
or the disadvantage to any participant.”
This means we cannot charge a fee for players to play BarPoker. There is no “buy-in.” We
cannot require players to make a purchase from the host location.
Chips used in our tournament have no financial value. Be
sure to read our BarPoker regulations. Each player must sign a sheet stating they understand these regulations. Our regulations are also posted at each event.
BarPoker.com is committed to running our tournaments within state laws. It is our policy to notify local County Attorneys of our contests wherever BarPoker is played.