Can I Play on PokerStars From Illinois?

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
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PokerStars forbids those from Illinois from playing for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.  Be sure to claim your generous welcome bonus - maximum $1000.

*$5 Million guaranteed tournaments available throughout the year
*200% signup bonus up to $1000
*Online Super Series
*US friendly

Check out new Bomb Pots at Americas Cardroom:

Beginning June 2020, Americas Cardroom is changing the face of online poker cash games.

Select Happy Hours, Bomb Pots will “go off” up to four times per hour at all cash game tables (all stakes).

When a Bomb Pot drops, all players put in extra cash. There is no preflop betting and all players get to see the flop. Once the flop is dealt, players resume the hand just like normal.

Learn More Here and be sure to watch the video below. 

Illinois is home to nearly a dozen poker rooms, most of which are centered around the city of Chicago.

    Champaign Charity Poker (Urbana, IL)
    Chicago Charitable Games (La Grange, IL)
    Chicagoland Charity Poker (Arlington Heights, IL)
    Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)
    Harrah's Joliet (Joliet, IL)
    Harrah's Metropolis Casino (Metropolis, IL)
    Hollywood Casino Aurora (Aurora, IL)
    Jumer's Casino (Rock Island, IL)
    Par-a-Dice Casino (East Peoria, IL)
    Play Poker Chicago (Romeoville, IL)
    Windy City Poker Championship (Frankfort, IL)

World Series of Poker circuit events are held in the state.  Poker players in the state are exposed to an endless number of tournaments.  Their desire to play online cannot be overemphasized.

Americas Cardroom is one of the few sites that has long served the U.S. market.  It tends to rank as the 8th largest online poker site in the world and growing.  The site also offers a sportsbook and online casino.

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com