The poker players from the state of Arizona have it pretty good. The gambling laws are lenient and really quite fair. There are some great poker rooms inside the casinos in this state and all of the online poker rooms that accept Americans, will allow Arizona residents to play.
Arizona Poker Room
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Arizona Gambling Laws
The Arizona Gambling laws are fairly lenient. For the most part gambling for amusement is considered legal. Most gambling charges excluding, promoting illegal gambling and running an illegal gambling establishment, are class 1 misdemeanours. Benefiting from social gambling as a player is not unlawful in this state.
Where to play live poker in Arizona
There are many places to play live poker in the state of Arizona. Many of the bigger casinos have poker tables and poker tournaments hosted on a regular basis. Three of the more popular poker rooms are the two Casino Arizona poker rooms and Cliff Castle. You will be able to play Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/lo and 7-card Stud between these three casinos. Home poker games in Arizona are common and do not carry much risk if played between friends, but considering the quality of the poker rooms inside the Arizona Casinos, you would be wise to stay 100% completely inside the law and play in a licensed establishment instead. If you are still interested in finding a home game, you can check out if there is a game available at the Phoenix Rounders Poker Group meet up page.
Poker sites accepting players from Arizona
Even though all the online poker rooms that accept Americans allow players from Arizona to play, you shouldn't just open account everywhere. Your best option is Bovada.lv, which has almost as much traffic as all the poker rooms that accept players from the U.S. combined. Bet Online Poker and America's Cardroom are two more solid options, everywhere else should be avoided. Besides these three poker rooms you will find a lack of players, a lack of liquidity and/or a poker room full of grinders.