On August 27, the World Poker Tour will be hosting the "Legends of Poker" tournament at the Bicycle Casino in Las Vegas until the end of the month, and the online casinos site and poker room Get Minted Poker is offering players the chance to win seats to this prestigious event on the their website. The online casinos contest at Get Minted Poker is not open to residents of the United States of America, so the prizes are much more accessible to UK residents as well as those in other European countries. Online gambling is a grey area in the U.S., with authorities of the opinion that the use and operation of online casinos within U.S. territory is illegal while online casinos note that there ate no federal laws, just a few individual state laws on the books which state this.
The Bicycle Casino, if you aren't familiar with it, is home to some of the best gambling action in Southern California. It is ranked as one of the world's largest card casinos with over 135 tables featuring everything from poker to California games, and the establishment is able to easily attract professionals and Hollywood stars to come in and try their luck in games of chance and skill. One of the things which the Bicycle Casino takes pride in is their ability to host the best tournaments and become a spot where poker "legends" are born with the "Legends of Poker" tournament.
The odd thing about this contest is that, as stated before, it is not open to residents of the United States yet the poker contest itself is taking place within the United States. The reasoning behind this is that since Americans make up such a large share of the online casinos gambling demographic they would dominate the contest and keep online casinos and poker enthusiasts in Europe out of the Legends of Poker tournament by virtue of their sheer majority in numbers.