Have questions about legal US online poker sites? We’ve got the answers.
Online poker is now legal and regulated in six states in the United States, but it can be confusing to know which sites are legitimate and how to play safely online.
With our free, independent guides, Poker Shield will help you choose a genuine site to play on, understand why you should avoid illegal sites and teach you best practices to stay safe and bet responsibly.
Three reasons to play on a legal site:
Your Money is Protected
You don't have to worry about the company running off with your funds.
The Games Are Fair
Online poker sites are kept safe and secure from fraudulent activities.
Privacy is Assured
Your personal information is kept safe thanks to strong security systems and rigorous protocols.
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The Ultimate Guide to Poker Lingo
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Where is online poker legal and regulated?
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has passed regulation for online poker but no operators are live yet.
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Why Should I Trust Poker Shield?
Poker Shield has been created by a team of industry professionals who have been working in the online gambling industry since the early 2000's.
Poker Shield might be new to the scene, but we have been living and breathing online poker, casino and sports for over a decade. Between all the members of the team we have over fifty years of industry knowledge.
We know why it makes sense to gamble using a legal site, why it makes it better for you, how it protects you at the tables and what you should look out for when choosing an online poker site.
Our free guides condense what we have learnt over the years to give you everything you need to sit down at the tables, legally and safely with peace of mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Online poker is legal in New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
If you live in New Jersey look out for: PokerStars NJ, WSOP.com, Borgata, partypoker and BetMGM
If you live in Pennsylvania look out for: Borgata Poker, BetMGM, and PokerStars PA.
If you live in Delaware look out for: Wsop.com
If you live in Nevada look out for: Wsop.com
If you live in Michigan look out for: PokerStars MI and BetMGM
For players in New Jersey it is the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
For players in Nevada it is the Nevada Gaming Control Board
For players in Michigan it is the Michigan Gaming Control Board
For players in Pennsylvania it is the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
For players in Delaware it is the Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement
j2. How can I choose the best online poker room in the United States?
We have great resources to help you learn everything you need to know about what is available in your state before you start playing. Check out our free guide omn picking a legal online poker room for more information.
You can check out our free guide here, which is designed to help you have all the information you need before you make a deposit.
Yes, we have a jargon buster to educate you on frequently said poker terms which you can find here.
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