U.S. Online Poker Rooms: Real money poker for U.S. players
Below you will find our picks for the best U.S. friendly poker rooms online. Each U.S. friendly poker room has been ranked on several factors such as reputation, software, bonus offers, exclusive promotions, freerolls and more. You can also try CasinoJoke-SV.com for a great gaming experience.
You can get instant access to the U.S. friendly poker site of your choice by clicking its name/logo or get more information by clicking the review button.
The United States is the most popular country for online poker in the world yet many American poker players are still unsure of the legality of playing online poker within the U.S. Here, we will explain the current issues and answer a few questions that many American poker players often ask.
Is it legal to play online poker in the United States?
Yes. The confusion of the legality of playing online poker within the United States occured when the UIGEA was passed in 2006 which made it illegal to run an online gambling site within the U.S. and for U.S. banks to process funds to online gambling sites. This law does not hold you, the player liable in anyway.
Although there is no federal law against playing poker within the U.S. there still may be state or tribal laws in your jurisdiction against it. It is the players' responsibility to determine the legality of playing online poker under the state or tribal law where he or she is located.
Why don't all poker sites offer play to American players?
After the UIGEA was passed in 2006 many publicly traded online poker rooms that offer other forms of gambling such as Party Poker pulled out of the U.S. market due to the unclear legality of offering online poker and other forms of gambling to U.S. residents.
Meanwhile, privately owned online poker rooms that do not offer other forms of gambling continued to offer online poker to U.S. residents and still do to this day.
How do I deposit money to poker sites in America?
You can check out our U.S. Player Funding section for complete information but basically there are many ways to make a deposit to online poker sites from the U.S. including credit cards, wire transfers, third party payment processors and more. Please read the deposit/withdrawal options on the review page of the U.S. friendly poker room in question for their current payment options.