If you are a fan of card games, such as Texas Hold Em or Five Card Stud, then you know all about online casinos, or you should know about them. They are casinos that you find online and are just like the real thing, minus the cocktail waitresses offering free drinks.But not everything is sunshine and roses for these casinos. Many casinos online are facing legal issues from the United States Federal government due to an old act passed in the sixties. Is it forbidden to gamble online?In 1961, the Interstate Wire Act or also known as the Federal Wire Act was passed that banned betting or gambling over the telephone. Lawmakers against online casinos say that this applies to the internet as well and are looking to fine these casinos big money for breaking the law. But opponents of the bill point out that it does not apply to internet gaming; ergo it should not be illegal and the casinos online should not be fined.All legalities aside, there are many casinos online that offer a wide variety of card games, slots, roulette, horse racing and even card games, such as Black Jack. There is literally something for everyone. Many of the best poker players in the industry now utilize online gambling as a way to hone their skills and rake up big payouts that allow them to play live.How many hands of poker are we talking about? Try a couple hundred hands in an hour. Most players utilize two or three computers at one time so they can play many hands at once. Think about the concentration skills of those types of online players!Online casinos are swiftly gaining in popularity, regardless of whatever legality issues are being debated. If you find yourself looking to play, then just use some caution. The money is just as easily spent online as it is in a regular casino.If you do find you are becoming addicted to gambling, then there are many groups out there to help you. Most casinos offer links to help groups that teach people about the dangers of gambling. If you can control your spending habits and enjoy the occasional game of poker or other card games, such as Black Jack, then have fun with it and enjoy.