How does this new real-money system differ from online poker? This is effectively gambling, is it not? Isn't online poker banned in the USA?
Apparently not, because in poker cards (randomness) decide(or at least influence) who win.
Warlight games can be now randomness-free, so it's quite different. My knowledge about law(especially in US:P) is low, but i can partially understand that distinction.
Only partially, because 'paper-rock-scissors' game is randomness-free in the same way - and i would still call it gambling if you anyone is to play it for money. And warlight in some situations is very similar to paper-rock-scissors, even with no-luck settings.