Legal online poker has finally come to the United States of America in 2014, but not in the way most people anticipated. The launch of legal USA poker rooms in 2014 has not been the greatly anticipated event that most people have looked forward to for nearly a decade. Most American Internet poker players haven't even been slightly impacted by legal online poker in the USA. The situation for the vast majority of U.S. poker players has remained virtually unchanged. You could say that the opening of legal, regulated and licensed U.S. poker sites in 2014 has been akin to holding Ah-Kh in the hole and flopping 6s-7s-8s. It has been a bust, a flop, a total let down, a disappointment. It's like getting a hot girl into your bed and finding out that all of those nice curves you have been admiring are the misleading result of padded underwear.
- Is real money online poker legal in the USA in 2014? - This common question is finally answered.
- A list of legal USA online casinos in 2014 - Find out if real money online casinos accepting USA citizens are legal in 2014.
The first legal USA poker site was Ultimate Poker, in Nevada. This fully legal poker room did not change the industry because only residents of Nevada can play poker there for real money. Several more legal and licensed online poker rooms in the USA have opened. Even some of the big European rooms, like Party Poker, have reentered the U.S. poker market. If you are in New Jersey you can go to the main Party Poker web site and start playing poker for money. You do not have to live in NJ to play at the USA-friendly Party Poker, you just have to be in the state. These legal poker rooms in the U.S. use IP tracking software to determine if a player is really located in the state in question. American states with legal and regulated poker markets in 2014 include New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. Legal USA poker sites include Ultimate Poker, PartyPoker, Borgata Poker, WSOP Poker, All American Poker and Delaware Poker. Delaware Poker uses the 888 Poker platform. My first online poker room was Pacific Poker - a sister room to 888 Poker - so I hope they become one of the Illinois poker sites in 2014. Here is some info about licensed, regulated and legal USA online poker sites in 2014.
|Legal Poker Site||State||Peak Traffic||Public Reception|
|Nevada & NJ||300 cash players|
|Nevada||200 cash players|
|Delaware||175 cash players|
|New Jersey||250 cash players|
|New Jersey||150 cash players|
|New Jersey||125 cash players|