The poker laws are more than fair here. You can set up a poker game with friends and family in a legal matter if the overall prize money for the night is less than $200. There is also plenty of small poker rooms that are licensed as well as some better poker rooms inside the larger casinos. Overall, this is one of the better states to live in if you are a casual poker player.
Minnesota Poker Room
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Minnesota Poker Laws
Minnesota has some good easy to understand poker laws. Poker is a misdemeanor offense, unless in a licensed poker room, authorized by the state or in a social skill game. A home poker game in Minnesota will be legal if the prize money during the day does not exceed $200 and the owner of the establishment does not take a cut of the proceeds. For more you can check out the operations permitted for lawful gambling.
Where to play live poker in Minnesota
There are many choices for a poker player looking to play live poker in this state. There are many small casinos with small poker rooms throughout the state. Some of the better poker rooms are located inside the Grand Casino in Hinckley, the Shooting Star Casino and the Treasure Island Resort. You will be able to play Omaha poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha hi/lo and 7-Card stud at a poker room in Minnesota.
Poker sites accepting players from Minnesota
In Minnesota Bovada.lv,
America's Cardroom and Bet Online Poker are by far the top poker websites that you can register at. All three are good poker rooms, but the best is Bovada. Bovada is the largest poker room in the U.S. market and has almost the same market share as the rest of the U.S. unregulated market. America's Cardroom is the second-best poker room available for you and Betonline.ag is your third best option.
There isn't much to offer after the top three poker rooms. There isn't much traffic in the remaining poker rooms that you can play at. You will find many half empty poker tables filled with regular grinders that know each other, that are just waiting for a fresh bankroll to enter. The poker tournament schedules have little variety and are typically small or possibly cancelled due to a lack of players. In Minnesota you should, especially if you are new online poker player, stick to the best poker room available to you.