Online Poker USA Map 2018-11-24T02:17:16+00:00

Online Poker USA Map

Is Online Poker Legal in the United States?

Contrary to what many people, there is actually no federal law in the United States that strictly prohibits US players playing for real money online or making accounts to do so. However, for individual states where online poker is legal, that’s when things are slightly more complicated.

And that’s not the most confusing part: Some states have laws regarding gambling that are either outdated or don’t actually target US poker sites and on top of that, there’s the controversial UIGEA act that—in short—prohibits US states from processing transactions related to unlawful online gambling.

But here’s the good news…

Even though laws around online gambling can be confusing at the best of times—especially for real money online poker—our team of experienced industry veterans at Online Poker America compiles this data and maintains an up to date list of legal US online poker states so you have all the information you need to play safely, securely and most importantly within your legal freedom.

To get started, pick a state to find out more about it and see what online poker options are available to you today:

  • Fully legal and regulated
  • Regulation in progress
  • No Recent Developments

Gambling States for Online Poker

For your convenience we’ve assorted every US state on our map into three categories so you can see if poker is legal in your state and learn more about its progression.

Every update that our editors learn of comes through this list first.

Remember, if online poker isn’t fully legal in your state, you may still be able to play while staying on the right side of the law and if it’s still illegal you may still be able to participate in alternative forms of gambling such as horse racing, state lotteries or online poker using fake money so check out the list below and stay abreast any updates our editors we give you instantly through this list; 24/7, all year around.

Fully Regulated Poker States

Illegal in your state? No problem – it is still legal to game on fun play money poker sites.

Online Gambling Revenue Across the US

With the constant rise of online poker players and iGamers in general, it’s no surprise that the online gambling industry collectively generates billions of revenue in the USA alone. In 2017 the online gambling market hit $47.11 billion in revenue. Experts predict that the number will increase to at least $81.71 billion by 2022 in the States and it’s expected to reach an enormous global revenue of $1 trillion. Check out the infographic for some interesting facts!

Infographic of online gambling revenue in the US

Legal Gambling Age to Play Poker

After you’ve checked the US states where online poker is legal, it’s also important to make sure you’re old enough to play because the age requirement changes depending on where you play. The majority of states require you to be 21 and over, however there are a handful where it’s legal to play as long as the individual is at least 18 years old. Refer to the tables below for more information on the legal gambling age for online poker and land-based poker.

Legal Online Poker Age by State

Minimum Age for Online Poker
Alabama 21
Alaska 21
Arizona 21
Arkansas 21
California 21
Colorado 21
Connecticut 21
Delaware 21
Florida 21
Georgia 21
Hawaii 21
Idaho 18
Illinois 21
Indiana 21
Iowa 21
Kansas 21
Kentucky 21
Louisiana 21
Maine 21
Maryland 21
Massachusetts 21
Michigan 18
Minnesota 18
Mississippi 21
Missouri 21
Montana 18
Nebraska 21
Nevada 21
New Hampshire 21
New Jersey 21
New Mexico 21
New York 21
North Carolina 21
North Dakota 21
Ohio 21
Oklahoma 18
Oregon 21
Pennsylvania 18
Rhode Island 18
South Carolina 21
South Dakota 21
Tennessee 21
Texas 21
Utah 21
Vermont 21
Virginia 21
Washington 18
West Virginia 21
Wisconsin 18
Wyoming 18

Legal Land-Based Poker Age by State

Minimum Age for Poker Rooms
Alabama 21
Alaska Unavailable
Arizona 21
Arkansas Unavailable
California 18
Colorado 21
Connecticut 21
Delaware 21
Florida 18
Georgia Unavailable
Hawaii Unavailable
Idaho Unavailable
Illinois 21
Indiana 21
Iowa 21
Kansas 21
Kentucky Unavailable
Louisiana 21
Maine 21
Maryland Unavailable
Massachusetts 21
Michigan 18-21
Minnesota 18-21
Mississippi 21
Missouri 21
Montana 18
Nebraska 21
Nevada 21
New Hampshire 21
New Jersey 21
New Mexico 21
New York 21
North Carolina 21
North Dakota 21
Ohio 18-21
Oklahoma 18
Oregon 18
Pennsylvania 18
Rhode Island 18
South Carolina Unavailable
South Dakota 21
Tennessee Unavailable
Texas 21
Utah Unavailable
Vermont 21
Virginia 18
Washington 18
West Virginia 21
Wisconsin 18
Wyoming 18

Keep in Mind

While our editors will always do their best to find accurate information, we still advise you as a player to educate yourself further on your individual state laws when it comes to gambling and always gamble responsibly. This state page is intended for your convenience but at the end of the day our editors are not lawyers and should be treated as such - so if you’re seeking legal advice, make sure to consult a professional lawyer and only use this page as an opinionated guide and source of further reading.

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