US Poker Sites – List of Poker sites that accept players from USA
Is it illegal to play poker online in the United States?
No, it is completely legal for citizens of the United States to play poker online. There was a great deal of confusion when Black Friday struck the poker world and the United States especially, but there is nothing that says internet poker is illegal. It is somewhat of a grey area to most as whether it should be legal and taxed or stay the way it was. Certainly within the next year the grey area will be cleared and new poker sites will emerge as leaders in the United States. If you are from New Jersey have a look at list of licensed New Jersey poker sites.
What is the UIGEA?
The UIGEA was a bill passed way back in 2006 that is called the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. This was a questionable bill passed by President Bush and it leaves the law to be interpreted by online poker players. It’s amazing that it took five years for the government to shut down the major United States poker sites after passing this bill. Online poker in the United States has been crushed since Black Friday, but when it rebounds it will do so in a big way.