US Friendly Online Poker Room Sites | US Poker Sites as of December 21st, 2014
Online poker is not dead in the US. In fact, there are still many poker rooms to choose from which accept real money deposits from players who reside in the USA. You can still login and play with thousands of other fellow poker players for real or play money. However, how do you know you can trust these sites? That's where we come in - FTR has compiled the top USA online poker rooms where you can signup and play for free or real money. We only partner with trusted sites and promote the most secure and reliable options based on deposits, cashouts, customer support, bonus offerings, software, and more. See the top rooms below!
For a detailed breakdown of how we rank our US poker rooms, see our Ultimate Guide to US Poker: http://www.flopturnriver.com/best-us-poker-sites.php
Black Friday & US Poker Player Information
7/31/12 Update: PokerStars, Full Tilt, and DOJ agreement finalized. non-US players will be re-paid within 90 days and US players will need to go through the DOJ.
4/15/11 is now known as Black Friday. Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, UB and Absolute pull out of the US market due to being indicted by the DOJ. There are still online poker rooms operating for US players and you can see our US poker sites 2014 updates below. For more information regarding the domain seizures and legal updates, please see our news article - FBI seizes PokerStars, Full Tilt, and Absolute domains.
Who knows what the future for online poker will be for United States players? Some rooms, listed below, continue to accept US players, but other rooms started pulling out. Perhaps an option would be for online poker to be regulated by the states. We're staying on top of this informaiton and you can find further developments about US State Poker Sites on FTR. State to state regulation may not be best case scenario, but it's certianly better than no poker at all!
UIGEA & USA Poker History
The United States Congress passed the Port Act on September 30th, 2006. President Bush then signed the Port Act on Friday the 13th,
October 2006. Major poker sites such as Party Poker, Paradise Poker, and PokerRoom.com banned US players right away. However,
thousands of US poker players continue to play online at many of the other well-established online poker rooms that continue
to accept US online poker players. We've compiled the list of US friendly poker rooms/sites above. We'd like to keep this list of USA friendly poker sites current, so please send us an
email if you find any discrepancies.
The UIGEA did explicitly carve out fantasy sports as being legal interesting enough. So while online poker, at the federal level, is considered illegal, playing the daily/weekly fantasy sports leagues for real money is totally legal. That means you can play at sites like FanDuel and DraftKings for real money if you reside in the USA. Visit Fantasy Footballers to read more!
The PPA (Poker Players Alliance) has been fighting hard since 2006 for the rights of USA poker players. American poker online has definitely felt some bad effects since the UIGEA, and more recently the US online poker 2011 DOJ indictment, but there have been some online poker rooms that have fought back. Just where will online poker end up for USA players? Only time will tell, but the PPA and other organizations are fighting hard for the rights of poker players and American poker online.
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