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Dominik Nitsche Releases Poker Training App

There are hundreds of mobile poker training apps on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store which means that most new launches usually go unnoticed or slip under the radar. Each of these apps claims to offer the users something new and unique but considering the huge numbers of alternatives and little backing from actual […]

MPN’s Universal Championship of Poker Returns on Sept. 15

Online poker tournaments are more popular than ever and this is largely due to the massive marketing campaigns that online poker operators have been pushing. The most popular names in the world of online poker tournaments include PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and the currently-running World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) as well […]

Daniel Negreanu Announces WSOPE 2019 Investment Package

In May, Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu surprised poker fans when he decided to put up his WSOP 2019 action for sale with a zero mark-up. Unlike other poker players who had been selling their WSOP action on popular poker staking websites such as PokerStaking and YouStake, Negreanu opted to sell his 2019 WSOP […]

Partypoker Updates Software for Tourney Fans and Mac Users

Partypoker continues to make changes to its platform in a bid to improve the players’ overall gaming experience. Its moves in this regard have been turning a few heads especially since they have mostly involved massive overhauls as well as the removal of several hundred accounts that were apparently being run by poker bots. As […]

Natural8 Good Game Series to Return for Third Time

Natural8’s flagship tournament series will be making its long-awaited third appearance with a record-breaking $50 million guaranteed prize pool that is definitely going to get every poker player very excited about participating.  Kicking off on September 29, the event will run till September 29 and it will feature a whopping 478 events with buy-ins ranging […]

PokerStars Reveals Plans for Second Edition of PSPC

Earlier this week, PokerStars officially revealed that it has plans to hold the second edition of the massively successful Pokerstars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). The championship event series will be making its grand return as from August 20 to August 24 but the location has been shifted from the Bahamas to Barcelona. Just like […]

Borgata Garnishes Phil Ivey’s 2019 WSOP Winnings

In June Phil Ivey who is arguably one of the world’s top poker players, competed in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $50,000 Poker Players Championship where after a strong run he landed an eighth-place finish out of the 74 entries. For this, he won $124,410 for his efforts. However, it turns out that the […]

PokerStars Decreases Cash Game Table Cap from 24 to 4

PokerStars has been working hard to refine its range of products in order to match the needs of recreational players. The most recent move in this regard was the introduction of table caps on ring games, a move that they say is set to significantly increase the speed of gameplay. The drastic change that has […]

PartyPoker Axes 121 More Bot Accounts in July

Partypoker has recently released its monthly update on its efforts to make the site’s gaming experience safe and fair for all players. According to the monthly report, the online poker operator shut down a total of 121 fraudulent accounts in July and in the process, it recovered a whopping $175,000 in funds. It has been […]

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To ensure our readers only play online poker through secure sites, we maintain a constantly updated list of all available payment and deposit options for both desktop and mobile poker players in the USA so that they, too, can enjoy poker safely and not be blindsided by unsuspected negative payment processes.

So what’s the difference between a deposit option, withdrawal option and payment option?

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Although there are no federal laws that prevent US players from participating and playing online for real money, you do need to keep an eye out for individual state laws as some states such as Washington may strictly prohibit online gambling. It is the individual’s responsibility to educate themselves about their local gambling laws and worth noting that even if your state is listed as being legal on our online poker USA map, information can be outdated and it’s always worth educating yourself in the interest of responsible gambling.

If you or somebody you know may have a problem with gambling addiction, reach out to professionals such as National Council on Problem Gambling for confidential consultancy and always only play poker legally and within reasonable means.

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Famous People That You Didn’t Know Are into Gambling

Regardless of whether you are just an average person, a well-heeled millionaire or a celebrity, gambling can still be an entertaining and very engaging way of spending time. The activity is not just reserved for people who want to get rich since there are several famous people and flush celebrities that are engaging in it. […]

7 of The Biggest Ever Poker Comebacks

It’s the thrill, the emotions, and skill involved that attract every fan to their sport of choice. The last two weigh heavily on both the fan and the player and that is evident in major on-pitch sports such as soccer. Take for example the 2018/2019 champions league semi-final pitting Barcelona against Liverpool. In the first […]

6 Casinos Facts Las Vegas Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The United States’ casino business is thriving and now seems like a good time to have talk about some of the hard truths that we as patrons, and perhaps even business owners, do not want to admit to ourselves. Gambling in the U.S. can be broken down to six curious facts and we are here […]

TripAdvisor’s 10 Best Casino Resorts in the United States

We all want the perfect getaway. Drinks, a light atmosphere, and possibly a beach. Well, not all great holidays have got to do with the seaside, and if TripAdvisor’s 117,000 reviews we went through are any indication, there are in fact excellent places to visit as part of your holiday. Casino resorts in the United […]

10 Best Movies about Poker in History

Poker has always been an intense game and borderline art form. Hollywood is not known to miss out on a good plot for a movie and that is why poker has been featured in some of the best productions of our time. From the well-known Casino Royale to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, the […]

How Poker Translates into Better Business Skills

Poker is both loved and hated, welcomed and vilified. Yet, some of the world’s smartest and most successful men and women engage in this card game as a favorite pastime. Maria Konnikova – worth $296,267 in poker winnings – an academic PhD researcher, turned poker pro, has been excelling at the game for a while […]

The 5 Biggest Winners in Casino History: What Do They Do Now?

They will forever be remembered as the luckiest people on Earth. The biggest casino winners in history have been the envy of generations, pocketing huge amounts of cash from casinos completely unapologetically. And while we constantly hear about who wins the lottery jackpot, the rather de-centralized nature of casinos has kept us in the dark […]

A Brief History of Gambling in America

The United States has a well-documented history of gambling that predates the arrival of The Mayflower and still continues to evolve. Pre-colonial gaming was very common and gambling in America has been going on for centuries, practiced by both the natives and the European. Today, we will trace the history of gambling in the United […]

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Is it safe to play poker online?

As long as the online poker USA site you decide to play on is reputable then it is totally safe to engage. Everything you find here has already been extensively reviewed so we only recommend you the best of the best to game securely. Read all of our online poker website reviews or check out our best US poker sites.

Is it legal to gamble real money online?

Yes... and also no. This depends on where you live or rather which state you currently reside in whether you're a resident or visitor. States such as Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey are fully regulated and legal for online poker. We present you with the latest poker state law information and gambling regulations in each state.

How is online poker in the USA regulated?

Each operator in a legal online gambling state has to abide by a set of regulations to remain fully licensed. It is usually governed by official gaming authorities and state bodies who ensure that players are safe when gaming online.

What is the legal age to play?

This varies by state but you'll find that it generally ranges between 18-21 years old. Find out more by looking at our legal gambling age table.

Is online poker beginner friendly?

Yes, but we recommend that you start with community card game types such as Texas hold'em poker first as they are easy to learn and get into. A good place to start is to read our ultimate poker strategy guide and then practice with play money online poker games.

Where can I play online poker?

There are plently of places to play online gambling games, but only a handful of them provide you with a quality experience. Here at Online Poker America, we dedicate our resources to constantly reviewing and updating our verified lists for your benefit.

What is play money poker?

Play money poker means you're playing on online poker sites with fake currency. This is totally risk free and is perfect for those who want to practice playing poker online or for players where it is illegal to gamble real money in their state. Be sure to read our poker state laws and look for your specific state to see what we recommend for you.

What is real money online poker?

Simply put, it's gambling with real money. A lot of players prefer real money gambling because of the thrill but some just enjoy the feeling of cashing out after a game.

How do I deposit money when gambling online?

There are dozens of deposit options and withdrawal methods available to you when playing online poker, from credit/debit cards to prepaid cards and even e-Wallets. Each payment method has its own benefits so be sure to read and find the one which best suits you.