Responsible Gaming

Responsible GamingJust to be clear: Solitaire Central is not in any way a "gambling site" and does not "promote gambling". Solitaire Central takes no position as to the legality or morality of gambling – that's a matter for your own personal conscience and ethics.

Solitaire Central does not knowingly provide links to any sites whose sole purpose is to promote gambling.

Some types of card games (though generally not solitaire) are often played as gambling games, but many people enjoy these games without gambling, as social interaction or as an intellectual exercise. Any references to these types of games at Solitaire Central (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 at all what this site is about.

Problem Gambling Resources

Solitaire Central does recognize that some people do have problems with gambling. If this applies to you, please review the information at The House of Cards: Responsible Gaming. This web site 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, 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 7th, 2012