Is Poker legal in Minnesota (mn)? Online Poker Laws in Minnesota Explained


Minnesota Minnesota

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

Can You Play Online Poker in Minnesota?

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

Current Minnesota Gambling Laws

Minnesota does sport a modest casino and poker culture with 23 brick and mortar casinos, many of which accept patrons who are 18 and over, although some are for ages 21 and up.

Live poker thrives in the state, with tournament events consistently drawing large turnouts at popular card rooms in Canterbury Park and Running Aces.

However, online gambling has struggled to establish any kind of foothold. In fact, it's been quite the opposite. Online lottery sales were permitted for a brief time before state legislators made two pushes to put a stop to that. On the second effort, they succeeded, and the state has appeared to have gone backward in terms of precedent that might favor online poker.

Furthermore, back in the thriving days of online poker, post-UIGEA but pre-Black Friday, Minnesota was one of the first states to make a push against operators like Full Tilt and Bodog that were operating in the state.

Given this less-than-friendly stance toward gambling online, Minnesota seems unlikely to get anything rolling any time soon, much to the dismay of the many poker players participating in the thriving live scene there.

Best Online Poker Sites for Minnesota Players

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

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