The online poker laws are a little harsh, but the social poker game laws are player friendly. There is a variety of poker rooms to choose from in Oregon including the Spirit Mountain poker room which can host over 200 players.
Oregon Poker Room
Play at Bet Online
Visit the Bovada Casino
Oregon Gambling Laws
Oregon gambling laws are clear and easy to understand.
Social poker games are legal among friends and family if no one is collecting any rake. Playing poker
at a bar or club is only legal if the local city or county
The bad news is Texas Holdem is declared a casino game and will be considered unlawful gambling in most instances. Online poker is listed in the laws and it is considered unlawful gambling in the second degree. If you are found guilty of unlawful gambling in the second degree, you will be charged with a class A misdemeanor. The maximum sentence is one year in jail and/or a fine up to $6250.
Where to play live poker in Oregon
There is a good live poker scene in Oregon. You can make a home game with your friends or visit one the licensed poker rooms in the state. The top poker rooms here include the poker room in the Spirit Mountain Casino, the Chinook Wind Casino and the Seven Feathers Resort. You can play Texas Holdem, Omaha poker, Omaha hi/lo and 7-card Stud between these three poker rooms.
Poker sites accepting players from Oregon
Players from Oregon will have the ability to play at Bovada.lv,
America's Cardroom and Bet Online Poker. These are the best poker rooms available for you. Besides these three poker rooms, I would not be downloading any poker software. Your options are limited with the remaining poker rooms being incredibly small and typically filled with regular grinders. You may also encounter withdrawal issues if you decide to play at poker room that isn't the top three poker rooms available to you.