What is the deal with online poker? Can you still play on the sites like party poker in the US or not?

I want to know if you can still play online poker on Party Poker or any sites like it if you live in the US?

6 Responses to “What is the deal with online poker? Can you still play on the sites like party poker in the US or not?”

  1. I believe the law they passed makes it impossible for you to gamble at such sites. Something like making it illegal for a credit card company to deal with them. So you can still play, just not with real money.

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  2. You can still play online for real money. But not with Party Poker. But there are many others than still accept American real money players, and it is not illegal to play either.

    You can use sites like Neteller to pay money into your poker account.

    There is talk about the law being changed since it never should have been slipped into an anti terrorism bill in the first place.

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  3. Here is an article that explains what the new act means…


    You can still play online, but only on sites that support US players.

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  4. You can not play on PartyPoker.com if you are a US based online poker player for real money. PartyPoker recently announced that they will not allow any US based players to play on their site. However, you should not be afraid to play poker online.

    The recent legislation for online gambling does not make playing poker online illegal. The government has never pursued an individual for playing online poker. This law will not change that. The new Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) deals with financial institutions, banks, and illegal internet gambling sites. Not individual poker players.

    You can still play online poker if you are a US based player. Some of the biggest online poker rooms are still accepting US players, including the following:

    Poker Stars – They have stated that they will continue accepting US based players and they have a 100% bonus for new players. They are also giving away over $500,000 in World Poker Tour prize packages over the next few weeks.

    Full Tilt Poker – Full Tilt has some of the biggest pros on their site including Howard Leder, Chris Ferguson, Allen Cunningham, Mike Matusow, and many more. You can even play against a pro for play money. I recently was playing Holdem against WPT Season 4 Player of the Year Gavin Smith. This was a play money table. It’s great to see top notch pros like Gavin give the smaller guys a chance to play against a pro. Full Tilt is giving away a 100% bonus up to $600 for new players. They have announced that they are still accepting US based online poker players.

    Poker.com – This is a newer online poker room, but, I feel it is one of the better rooms out there. They have a ton of Freeroll tournaments where you can win cash prizes for no cost. They are giving away a 100% bonus for new players up to $100. They have stated that they will continue to accept US based poker players.

    All of the above sites have personally assured me that they will continue to allow a US player to play on their sites. They also said that my money is always safe and accessible at any time. I have made deposits and withdrawals at all of the above poker rooms recently and had no problems.

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  5. casinotimes April 3, 2010 at 4:12 am

    You can find US-accepted online poker rooms here:

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  6. PartyPoker no longer accepts wagers from US players (read their press release here: http://www.theonlinecasinogamblingdirectory.com/usa/partygaming.pdf , so if you are looking for a real-money game, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

    There are still MANY sites that accept US-based real-money players. My two recommendations are PokerStars (currently offers a Buy 50 Get 50 Free initial deposit bonus) and FullTilt (currently offers a 100% bonus on your initial deposit between 100 and 600). Check out the sites at the links below:

    PokerStars: http://www.pokerstars.com/?source=robertmedl.com
    FullTilt: http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/?key=MDAwMDJCNTMwMDAwNjhEMjIwODA4MDIxMDAwMDAwMDA-

    If these two poker rooms are not to your liking, The Online Casino Gambling Directory has a current, accurate list of all poker rooms that accept US-based real-money players; each sites’ bonus information is listed there as well. Click the link below that applies to you:

    Residents of IL, IN, LA, MI, NJ, NV, NY, OR, SD, WA, WI: http://theonlinecasinogamblingdirectory.com/s.php?as_usa=1&SRC=YahooAnswers&t=Poker

    Residents of all other states have a few more choices: http://theonlinecasinogamblingdirectory.com/s.php?as_usa=2&SRC=YahooAnswers&t=Poker

    Best of luck!

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