This week, a play money online poker room was launched by the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe’s ambition is that this poker room will become the only operator running inside the United States with an international market.
Currently, the platform features pull-tabs, bingo and poker and offers free-play for US residents and an international pool. However it is unknown when the real-money offering will go live on the site pokertribe.com.
Last September, the tribe applied for the state’s Gaming Compliance Unit and the state called in an arbiter to help them decide if the proposal would violate the tribe’s deal with the state.
According to the arbiter chosen, a retired Criminal Court of Appeal judge, the proposal “does not amend the compact in any way”. The retired judge said: “the use of internet is merely using technology to play covered