Hobbs... my point is not one person has been arrested in the US for playing online poker. The interpretation of this law is just like any other, even constitutional amendments like the right to bear arms or raise militia are under debate for interpretation.
Great that you provide a google link for your legal documentation, while the other document proves absolutely nothing to support your argument.
Some quotes form your own article:
"Supporters of the legislation point to a November 2002 ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, in which a three-judge panel concluded a federal anti-gambling law, called the Wire Act, did not apply to all Internet gambling. It was intended to target sports wagering, the judges said."
"There is no doubt that both the Clinton and Bush administrations take the position that online poker is illegal," Shulman said. "They allude to the Wire Act and other federal laws, but upon careful analysis, not one legal expert agrees."
My link on the other hand is from a reputable news source which states internet poker is not illegal.
If I walked into a police station and said I play online poker, no one would even blink.
so if you want to mock me go ahead (I would be warned for this had I done it), all I said was you didn't have all your facts straight.