Is Poker legal in Nebraska (ne)? Online Poker Laws in Nebraska Explained


Nebraska Nebraska

  • Online Casino is allowed
  • Online Casino is legal since 2021
  • Sports Betting is allowed
  • Sports Betting is legal since 2021
  • Online Poker is forbidden
  • Live Poker is forbidden

Can You Play Online Poker in Nebraska?

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

Current gambling laws

Few states are more anti-gambling than Nebraska.

Despite every neighboring state sporting casinos, Nebraska has no brick-and-mortar establishments to speak of. The only legal gambling in Nebraska comes in the form of keno, lottery and horse racing.

Nebraska lawmakers haven't shown any appetite for attempting to recover the tax dollars crossing the border, as the only "movement" in terms of legislation has been door-to-door petitioning that hasn't resulted in any actual progress.

Daily fantasy sports continue to operate in the state, but there hasn't been anything concrete in favor or against them, leaving the state as a gray market.

As one of the most gambling-averse states, with no established casino culture, there are very few states further away from legalizing online gambling than Nebraska. Don't expect any movement here until far in the future, if it ever happens at all.

In 2020, lawmakers considered adopting the "Games of Skill Act," which would have legalized online poker, sports betting, and daily fantasy sports. The bill did not pass and was indefinitely postponed in August 2020.

The next year, lawmakers passed a bill to legalize retail sportsbooks and online gaming, though online poker isn't really a part of the equation.

Best Online Poker Sites for Nebraska 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