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WTF is the law on poker games in California?
I wasn't at the now-infamous busted freeroll tournamnet (thank God), but now I'm really curious: just what is the law on playing home poker games in CA? My current understanding is that it's legal as long as no one is on the take, i.e., all monies payed by players must be available to win back.
But is that really the long and the short of it?
I found a summary of California's gambling laws here, but I have no idea what it all means, so I'm asking the hive mind for some help. Any lawyers out there care to weigh in?