Is Poker legal in Hawaii (hi)? Online Poker Laws in Hawaii Explained


Hawaii Hawaii

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

Can You Play Online Poker in Hawaii?

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

Current Hawaii Gambling Laws

Hawaii may be known for its beautiful scenery, its tropical climate, active volcanoes, and abundance of public beaches, but it looks extremely unlikely that it will ever be known for online poker, or any other forms of gambling for that matter.

The Aloha state is one of only two states, along with Utah, that does not permit gambling in any form. That means no state lottery, no horse or dog racing, no sports betting, no charitable gambling, and certainly no online poker or gambling.

Looking back into recent legislative history, there looked to be some hope for online poker players in 2012 when lawmakers introduced a bill intended to create an online lottery and gaming corporation, resulting in a legal state-run lottery that could offer online poker and casino games.

Unfortunately, the bill failed to gain any traction and any form of iGaming looks unlikely in the near or distant future.

Best Online Poker Sites for Hawaii Players

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