Canadian Online Poker

Canadians got it better off than their southern neighbours.  Okay maybe not, but at least when it comes to online poker they do.  Poker players from Canada can play at almost any online poker room.  Don't get me wrong the USA poker ban did hurt the Canadians too.  The traffic at poker rooms did drop dramatically during primetime hours for Canadians, but has since surpassed the pre-ban traffic.  Some popular payment processors have started to ban Canadian poker players along with our friends to the south.  Things seem to be getting worse for a while, but has slowly rebounded.

Online Poker in Canada

Online poker in Canada is starting to get a bit harder to fund (not nearly as bad as the United States though).  Popular payment processors have already back out of Canada for online gambling.  Hopefully this is all that will happen for Canadian online gambling and not a start of a trend affecting online poker in Canada.

Popular Payment Processors.

VISA, Mastercard - If your credit cards don't work at an online poker room, talk to your bank and let them know, that you don't appreciate being told where you can or can not spend your money.
Instadebit - The best payment processor for Canadian poker players.
Click2Pay - Still accepting.
eCheck - Transfer straight from your bank account.

Other methods - Western Union, Money Order, Cash Transfer, Cashier's check

Deposit Options


Credit Cards




Wire Transfer



Payment Processors no longer available for Canadians

Firepay, Central Coin, NETeller, ePassporte, eWallet Express, QuickTender, Skrill

Playing Live Poker in Canada

Poker Review USA will help you find a poker game.  There is a list of all the Canadian casinos to choose from.  You can also filter your choices by selecting the province you live in and then the city.  Each casino review will list the table games, the slot machines and the poker games available in the casino's poker room. Read more about online poker in Canada.