Legal Issues with Online Poker in the US
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (also called UIGEA) passed through the US Congress in the early morning hours of September 30, 2006. We have created this page as a resource for online poker players and researchers who are interested in learning more about this bill. If the reader finds additional information, germane to the discussions here, please send us an email for possible inclusion. Everyone is invited to discuss possible ramifications of this act as well as solutions and ideas in our poker forums.
- List of Poker Rooms that still allow US Players
- News Articles and Videos related to UIGEA
- Analysis of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) by I. Nelson Rose
Official Statements by individual Poker Rooms
Poker Rooms that are continuing US Operations:
Poker rooms that no longer allow US players once the bill was signed into law:
Outdated and Initial Statements and Reactions
What can you do as a player to help reverse this disturbing trend towards blocking our ability to play online poker? First, stay informed. Second, get involved. Currently the Poker Players Alliance is the only organization with professional lobbying teams fighting for poker players' rights on Capitol Hill. It costs $20 to join and participate. You get a very nice tshirt, well worth the $20 fee. Finally, get off your butt and vote in elections for officials that will protect our individual freedoms!