Is Poker legal in Georgia (ga)? Online Poker Laws in Georgia Explained


Georgia Georgia

  • Online Poker is forbidden
  • Live Poker is forbidden
  • Online Casino is forbidden
  • Sports Betting is forbidden

Can You Play Online Poker in Georgia?

There is currently no legislation permitting online poker in the state.

Current Georgia Gambling Laws

If you reside in the state of Georgia and want to play online poker, you are sadly out of luck. In fact, if you want to do any form of online gambling aside from charity events and bingo, you are breaking Georgia's laws.

Georgia has some of the strictest gambling laws in the United States. An example of this is Georgia Code Section 16-12-21(a)(3) which makes it illegal both to bet and play for money in any game played with cards.

Those in Georgia can play the state-run Georgia Lottery that is intended to pay for education. It is also possible to play on social poker and casino sites in Georgia, such as Zynga Poker and the popular Double Down Casino. Georgians can also play on MyVegas, MGM's free comps site, although they must travel out of state to redeem any rewards they win.

In Feb. 2016, the state's House of Representatives did approve measures that could allow casino gaming to Georgia. The bill included a 20 percent state tax rate and was proposing the construction of four casinos. However, the bill went nowhere and was scrapped in early 2017.

Best Online Poker Sites for Georgia

None at present. But you can always play poker for free with the WSOP Social App.

Where is poker legal in the US? Which States can I play online poker in?

Choose a state to find out more about state legislation:

  • Regulation is currently under discussion
  • Regulation has been discussed but no recent movement
  • No legislation