There are more places to play live poker in Nevada than in any other state.
The most popular are on the Las Vegas Strip, with the Venetian, Bellagio, Mirage and the Aria among the busiest. Plenty of poker games are available just off the strip (Rio, home of the World Series of Poker), downtown (Minion’s) and outside of Clark County. An estimated 680 poker tables are spread across the state, offering a wide range of tournaments.
Nevada legalized statewide online poker in February 2013. Two months later, Ultimate Poker became the first regulated Nevada online poker site to launch, but lasted only 19 months.
WSOP, powered by its brand recognition of the World Series of Poker, launched in September 2013 and quickly became the dominant player of Nevada poker sites, a position it still maintains. Real Gaming launched its Nevada online poker site in 2014, but its traffic lags far behind the leader.
In 2015, Nevada and Delaware implemented the first interstate liquidity pact, allowing players in both states to play together, and New Jersey joined to make it a three-state alliance in 2018. Other states that have legalized online poker, or are soon expected to do so, may join in 2020.
To play at poker online in Nevada, players must be at least 21 years old and located within the state’s borders. Nevada online poker sites use geolocation software to monitor a player’s location.
No. There is no residency requirement to play on the Nevada online poker sites. But players must be located within the state’s borders when playing for real money. Location is tracked by geolocation software, which tracks a player’s computer Wi-Fi signal
Bank transfers, credit and debit cards, Neteller, Play+, PayPal, PayNearMe, check by mail and selected casino cages are generally accepted methods of payment.
After creating or logging into your casino account, click on deposit. Select your deposit method of choice (bank transfer, credit or debit card, etc.) and enter the amount of money.
On the WSOP site, click on withdraw, enter an amount and select your preferred withdrawal method, such as PayPal, bank transfer, Play+ or cash via casino cage. On the Real Gaming site, withdrawals are generally made by requesting a check online. Different sites have different methods, so make sure to check and make sure it works for you before playing.
WSOP.com and Realgaming.com are the only legal sites that offer online poker in Nevada, with WSOP the dominant operator. Legal sites must be licensed and regulated by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Yes. Download the app at one of the Nevada online poker sites, log onto your account and choose the game you wish to play.
You have to be 21 or older to play poker in Nevada. The age limit is the same for online and live poker in Nevada.
On April 30, 2013, when Ultimate Poker (now defunct) became the first regulated online poker site to accept real-money players. WSOP was the second site less than five months later and quickly became the leading player in the fledgling industry. A third site, Real Gaming, launched on February, 2014.
WSOP offers the widest range of games beyond the popular no-limit and fixed-limit Texas Hold’em, including 7-card stud poker, pot-limit Omaha and various high/low games.
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