Legality of Poker: Wikipedia excerpt

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  1. In New York State it is illegal to gamble.
  2. In New York State it is illegal to run a gambling house.
  3. In New York State it is illegal organize games of chance.

In most known legal jurisdictions, taking a rake from a poker table is explicitly illegal if the party taking the rake does not have the proper gaming licences and/or permits. The laws of many jurisdictions are written in such a manner that they do not prohibit the playing of poker for money at a private dwelling, so long as nobody is taking a rake.

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