One of the biggest questions people face when wanting to sign up at an online poker room - "Is it illegal to play online poker?" Of course, the answer is absolutely NOT!
There has never been one arrest, conviction, fine, or suit filed against anyone for playing poker online. It is 100% completely legal for you, me, your uncle or ANYONE to play poker on the internet!
So then, what is all the fuss about? Why doesn't so-and-so room allow me to play? Well, there is some history and reasoning as to why some poker rooms pulled out of the US market and our Online Poker Legality
category contains articles that go into all of these details for you! What is the UIGEA? What rooms still accept US players? What happened to NETELLER? You will find out all of this and more!
Please see the sections above for the relevant jurisdiction information. For example, laws are different in the US and Canada, so see the US Poker Legality
section for the breakdown of all events in the United States.
If you're looking for news, current and from the past, that FTR has covered please see our Gaming Law
news section. This is constantly updated with the latest online poker Gaming Law news!