US Friendly Online Poker Room Sites | US Poker Sites as of May 19th, 2013
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 2013 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 American 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.
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The PPA (Poker Players Alliance) have 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. Online poker rooms such as Doyles Room constantly switched networks until they found one that would allow for the real money transactions of US players. 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.
US Poker and Gaming Law News
Posted 06 Mar 2013 by Rob King
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has recently lodged a legal brief in opposition to PokerStars' recent application to gain a Gaming Licence in New Jersey to allow it's take over of the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
The brief is centre around the case brought by the Southern District of New York's US Attorney, causing Black Friday. Although the civil case against PokerStars has been dismissed after they paid a massive fine, acquired Full Tilt Poker, and resolved the debts
Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Rob King
Last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an iGaming Bill into state law, that allows casinos to offer not only poker, but other traditional games to players in New Jersey.
After Gov. Christie's recent conditional veto on the bill, changes had been made to include a 10 year trial period, a rise in the tax due from online gaming (from 10% to 15%), improved