The poker scene is good here, with all the home poker games, the local casino poker rooms and the large amount of online poker rooms accepting players from Missouri. The laws can be tough or lenient, depending on whether you are considered a professional player in the state of Missouri.
Missouri Poker Room
Play at Bet Online
Visit the Bovada Casino
Missouri Gambling Laws
The Missouri gambling laws state that crime is committed if someone gambles. You will be guilty of a "class C misdemeanor unless: (1) It is committed by a professional player, in which case it is a class D felony". A professional is anybody that makes 20% or more of their earning from gambling. If you are a casual gambler, then the law will seem reasonably fair, but not so much if you are a professional gambler. Note: There is no law that says casual poker games between friends are allowed.
Where to play live poker in Missouri
There are many quality casinos and poker rooms in the state of Missouri. You will be able to find Texas Hold'em, Omaha poker and Omaha hi/lo inside some Missouri poker rooms. The most popular poker rooms in this state are located at the Harrah's St. Louis, the River City Casino, the Lumiere Place and the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles.
Poker sites accepting players from Missouri
This a state that the poker companies have helped their poker players. Some of the worst poker rooms that operate in the U.S. market will not allow players to sign-up from Missouri, but the top three poker rooms will. This means you can play at Bovada.lv, America's Cardroom and Bet Online Poker. For the most part, you don't have to worry about playing at a crappy poker room, because you simply won't be able to sign-up to them if you are from Missouri.