There is no gambling or betting or wagering at Eliters. No Cash is involved in all Eliters Tournaments.
The newest US Federal legislation of September 30, 2006 -- H.R.4411 "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)".
All Eliters.com (the Site) tournaments are based predominantly upon the players' skill, not chance.
Although Eliters is not involved in Cash Tournaments, and the distinctions between skill-based games and games of chance are clear, there are a few states within the U.S. that have not yet permitted skill-based games to be played for cash or prizes. Therefore, the following Eligibility terms will be adhered to:
Eligibility (United States)
To open an account and/or participate in any tournament offered on the Site, you must:
a) be a natural person, at least 18 years old, who is assigned to the email address submitted on your account registration form;
b) be a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a U.S. address;
c) be physically located within the U.S.;
d) be physically located in a U.S. state in which participation in the tournament you select on the Site is unrestricted by law; and
e) at all times abide by these Terms and Conditions.
The rules governing sweepstakes, contests, and tournaments with entry fees and/or prizes are set up by each individual state, not by the federal government. Based on these 50 sets of laws, the Site DOES NOT offer games requiring a cash entry fee ("Cash Competitions") to residents of the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont.
Additionally, the Site DOES NOT offer card game Cash Competitions if you access the Site from Indiana or Maine. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
If you open an account and/or participate in any tournament offered on the Site while located in a prohibited jurisdiction, you will be in violation of the law of such jurisdiction and these Terms and Conditions, and subject to having your account suspended or terminated. Additionally, all winnings (if any) may be voided at the sole discretion of the Site.
To open an account and/or participate in any tournament offered on the Site, you must be a natural person, at least 14 years old, who is assigned to the email address submitted on your account registration form. If you are a U.S. resident, make sure you are not from one of the restricted states. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
Legality and Taxes
You are subject to all laws of the State, Province and/or Country in which you reside and from which you access the Site and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree the Site cannot be held liable if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. The Site makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any tournament offered on the Site nor shall any person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with the Site have authority to make any such representations or warranties.
The Site reserves the right to monitor the location from which you access the Site and to block access from any jurisdiction other than the U.S., or any U.S. jurisdiction in which participation is illegal or restricted.
However, you remain solely responsible for paying all federal and other taxes in accordance with the laws that apply in your State, Province and/or Country of residence.