Setting up a social poker game among friends or playing online poke are your only two options in Utah. The poker laws are a bit stiff and gambling in general is typically frowned upon here. This would not be a great state for the average poker player.
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Utah Poker Laws
Gambling is clearly defined, and unfortunately unauthorized poker games are illegal the way the definition of gambling is written in the Utah code. You will be guilty of a class C misdemeanor if you gamble in Utah. This could result in a fine up to $1000 and/or being in jail up to 90 days. There is no law that says home game between friends is legal, but there also has been no small stakes home games busted in Utah.
Where to play live poker in Utah
If you are planning of playing live poker in Utah, then you will have to set up a home poker game. There are no licensed poker rooms in the state and few gaming facilities in general in the state.
Poker sites accepting players from Utah
There is only one poker network that accepts Americans but will not accept residents of Utah. Luckily it's a subpar network that is dying off. In Utah you will be able to play in the best poker rooms in the U.S. market. This includes Bovada.lv, America's Cardroom and the Betonline.ag poker rooms. There is no reason to play in any other poker room other than the three listed above. Beyond the top three you will find few players, a lackluster tournament schedule and payment difficulties.