Responsible Gaming

Responsible GamingThe House of Cards is not a "gambling site" and does not "promote gambling". The House of Cards takes no position as to the legality or morality of gambling – that's a matter for your own personal conscience and ethics.

The House of Cards tries not to knowingly provide links to any sites whose sole purpose is to promote gambling.

Some card games, such as baccarat, blackjack, and poker, are often played as gambling games, but many people enjoy these games without gambling, as social interaction or as an intellectual exercise. The pages about these types of games at the House of Cards (and associated links to other web sites) are provided primarily for education, entertainment, and as reference material.

If you're looking for a place to gamble online, you'll probably need to look elsewhere. While you're free to gamble (or not, according to your local laws), that's not what this site is about.


Problem Gambling Resources

The House of Cards does recognize that some people do have problems with gambling. If this applies to you, please review the information at some of the following sites, and get the help you need:

  • Gamblers Anonymous
    Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
  • Gambling Therapy
    Support for those affected by problem gambling.
  • GamCare
    GamCare has a commitment to promote responsible attitudes to gambling and to work for the provision of proper care for those who have been harmed by gambling dependency.
  • National Council on Problem Gambling
    The National Council on Problem Gambling is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. NCPG's mission is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.
  • ProblemGambling.com
    Research the subject of problem gambling at the hub of the problem gambling industry. Purchase self-help material, find a treatment center, contact one of our Subject Matter Experts, or get the latest problem gambling related news. Problemgambling.com will find you the help you need.

The House of Cards promotes responsible gaming and supports those agencies and programs committed to researching, preventing and treating problem gambling. The listed sites provide valuable information, self-tests and qualified assistance.


Skill Gaming vs. Gambling

The legislation passed by the United States congress on September 30, 2006 (H.R.4411, the "Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006" Sec. 5362) defines illegal betting or wagering as including "the purchase of a chance or opportunity to win a lottery or other prize (which opportunity to win is predominantly subject to chance)".

In contrast to games of chance (such as bingo, slots, and other casino games), there are online game sites that provide skill games, in which the outcome of the game, is predominantly due not to chance, but to an individual player's skill.

Therefore, there's no gambling, wagering or betting involved when you play games of skill. The games provided by, or linked to from, this site are absolutely legal* and safe to play. Enjoy!

* Note: There's no way to keep up-to-date with regulations and laws in every jurisdiction. The sites referenced within this web site are for informational purposes only, and do not represent any solicitations to online gambling. Any person interested in online gaming is urged and advised to check their local, state and national government laws before gaming online. It is entirely your responsibility to check on these laws as we cannot and will not be held responsible for any illegal activity that is conducted via a link from this web site. Use of these linked websites is at your own risk.

See also: Terms and Conditions

Last Update: May 1st, 2012