Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: I owe an online casino money! ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: I owe an online casino money!
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: gman2k2-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 01 Oct 2006 11:26 PDT
Expires: 31 Oct 2006 10:26 PST
Question ID: 769946
Ive been playing poker online at for a while now, and i
bounced a check for $500.  Party poker gave me the money to play with
instantly, and i ended up gambling it away.  The bank returned the
check and i paid the bounced check fee, now party has sent me an email
saying i owe them $500.  This got me thinking about what different
outcomes could come of this.

Aside from the fact that I'm a scumbag for having done this, i pose
this legitimate question.

What recourse does an offshore casino have to collect this debt?  Do
they have any, or are they basically limited to sending me collection
emails.  Could i get in trouble for bouncing a check to an offshore
casino, or does law not care.

In my searches i have come across a couple things that might be of
interest.  One is that gambling debts are unenforceable, and two is
that this is equivalent to bouncing a check with a Colombian drug
dealer.  Now im not sure if this is true but this is what im going on.

Thanks again.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: I owe an online casino money!
From: kemlo-ga on 01 Oct 2006 12:51 PDT
Pay by credit card, and soon please.   

American law is about to change and the casino is probably British owned
Subject: Re: I owe an online casino money!
From: usrhlp2-ga on 04 Oct 2006 04:13 PDT
If you are in the US you have to remember that the law is about to
change and as such online gambling is basically going to be illegal
for american citizens. You won't be able to pay via a bank or a credit
card company. As long as you can prove to the online casino that you
do not know of a place such as you should be ok as it
is illegal for you to pay the casino.

Partypoker is a uk based company, I believe their owner was recently
caught by police on a trip to south america.

Subject: Re: I owe an online casino money!
From: thegangsteroflove-ga on 06 Oct 2006 08:54 PDT
What's to prevent them from selling your debt to an american
collection agency who will then proceed to ruin your credit? Nothing.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy