posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 09:18 AM
a reply to: Akragon
Like others said, you are correct on all accounts. The tax thing is a big problem--hell, that's why Eric Garner died trying to sell "loosies" on the
street in New York, all because it was illegal because there was no taxes paid on it...well, that, and there was way too big an emphasis by LEOs put
on that crime.
Taxation is one of the most abused and oppressive systems that we have going--at least the income tax is.
As for playing poker, I used to play poker with quite a cop and a detective on a regular basis, most often times for some money. So, yes, it's
technically illegal, but most LEOs don't give a rat's arse about the weekend poker tournaments in someone's basement, and it's not actively sought out
by any LEO agency that I know of (federal, state, or municipal) unless it becomes some out-of-control gambling ring.
edit on 5-11-2015 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)