Well a new online poker site called Cafrino LLC has come up with an ingenious way to offer real money online poker which is 100% legal. As they themselves state they were established to offer a legal alternative to play online poker in the U.S which was stopped after the federal shutdown in April 2011 which was known as Black Friday. They offer prize pools of over $1,000,000 via their SpreeRoll Tournaments.
Their stated mission is to provide a safe platform for all levels from amateur to professional in which players get to compete for massive cash prizes. They make no bones about the fact that they support the legalization of online poker in the U.S. and until that happens they intend to make life easier for the online poker player.
What makes Cafrino unique is that players do not make any deposits. Instead registration to tournaments is free and all prize money is generated from advertising revenues. This clever marketing strategy is what makes Cafrino fully legal. Players get the chance to play anything from Single Table Spreeroll prize pool to Multi-Table tournaments. The way it works is you have to enter tournament at step 1 and work your way up where you get to compete at the advanced levels. By entering a cash tournament at any round you need to start back at Step 1 following the game, win or lose.
Cafrino was started by California entrepreneurs Sean Stavropoulos & Jonathan Aiwazian. This legal online poker site has become the subject of controversy as lawmakers do not know how to define the legality of such a system. Currently it is up and running and it seems to have found the ideal legal loophole which will challenge the authorities.