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Poker Sites Accepting players from the USA

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Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker Full Tilt Poker
Pokerstars $50
PokerStars Poker PokerStars
3 Carbon Poker $500
Carbon Poker Carbon Poker
4 BoDog Poker $550
BoDog Poker BoDog Poker
5 Absolute Poker $500
Absolute Poker Absolute Poker
6 Cake Poker $500
Cake Poker Cake Poker


Online Poker in the United States

In 2006, the United States government passed the UIGEA which made it illegal for US financial institutions to transfer funds from online poker sites. It does not explicitly prohibit online poker or playing at online poker sites for US poker players.

As a result of the law, many rooms that accepted US poker players before were now not accepting them. Top poker sites like Party Poker and Interpoker, which are owned by companies listed on the world-wide stock exchanges, feared they may be prosecuted by the US government for accepting USA players to play in their poker rooms. Many of the private companies like Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars continued to accept US players and actually started marketing aggressively to these players in an attempt to pick up some of the market share that Party Poker had left behind.US Friendly Poker Rooms

Additionally, smaller poker rooms like Cake and Carbon Poker, established themselves shortly after the law in order to claim a stake in huge market that Party Poker left behind.


US Friendly Poker Sites

The UIGEA made it an interesting landscape in the online poker world. You now have some sites that claim to be US friendly poker rooms and some that absolutely do not accept any USA players. The goal with this page of our site was to give you a quick and easy chart to stay current with the poker sites that accept US players. In addition, there may be additional poker sites that accept players from the United States, but only those that we have reviewed and tested are listed here for your convenience. We will not list a site that we have not played on and had an excellent experience with. In our opinion, these are the Best US Poker Sites you can play on currently.

The page is a work in progress as the legal landscape of Internet poker changes daily.

Future of Poker in the US

Obviously no one knows for certain what the future may hold for online poker rooms in the USA. We do know there are some active efforts by various politicians to help repeal the UIGEA legislation and help make clear definitions of the legality of poker in the United States.

Countries like the UK have already taken the initiative to legalize online poker and to reap some of the benefits from taxation. The tiny island nation of Antigua has put pressure on the US for its uncertain stance on internet gambling and has won a number of World Trade Organization disputes with the US, arguing that their actions have hurt Antigua’s economy. (Antigua is home to a number of Online Poker companies).

In the meantime, please take a look at our US Friendly Poker Site list above and have fun at the tables!



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