Oklahoma is not the state to visit if you are looking for poker
gaming options or even casino gambling. The state does not allow for casino gambling. There is no regulation, licensing or offerings of casino gaming in the state. Anyone who is found violating the gambling legislation will be charged with a misdemeanor in the state.
The state, like many others, also does not allow for home games. Anyone found to be running home games will be charged with a felony. The state has never charged anyone with this crime but back in 2012, a resident of Oklahoma City was arrested and charged with bookmaking for running a poker game
in the home that involved a house rake.
In 2004, the state passed legislation to offer tribal gaming options. Tribal and state compacts were made and gaming facilities were created to offer bingo, electronic games of amusement and card games that are not house banked.
Online Poker in Oklahoma
Online poker legislation is unclear in the state of Oklahoma. The definition of gambling is very broad and is believed to include online poker
. Certain legislation states that the transmission or receiving by communication facilities with information that is used to make or settle bets is not allowed. Anyone in violation will be charged with a felony.