Can I Play on PokerStars From Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska?

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PokerStars does not currently allow those from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska to play for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.


None of these states operate online poker rooms within their borders at this time. Americas Cardroom allows individuals to hone their skills for free should they not wish to play for real money at the onset.  They can practice on their website and start playing at one of the local live poker rooms where available. 

Wisconsin poker rooms:

    Bad River Lodge & Casino (Odanah, WI)
    Lake of the Torches Casino (Lac Du Flambeau, WI)
    Oneida Casino (Green Bay, WI)
    Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (Milwaukee, WI)
    Sevenwinds Casino (Hayward, WI)
    St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake (Turtle Lake, WI)

Minnesota poker rooms:

    Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN)
    Fortune Bay Casino (Tower, MN)
    Grand Casino Mille Lacs (Onamia, MN)
    Northern Lights Casino - Walker (Walker, MN)
    Running Aces Harness Park (Forest Lake, MN)
    Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls (Thief River Falls, MN)
    Seven Clans Casino Warroad (Warroad, MN)
    Shooting Star Casino (Mahnomen, MN)
    Treasure Island Casino (Welch, MN)

Iowa poker rooms:

    Catfish Bend Casino (Burlington, IA)
    Diamond Jo Casino Northwood (Northwood, IA)
    Grand Falls Casino Resort (Larchwood, IA)
    Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, IA)
    Meskwaki Casino (Tama, IA)
    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (Altoona, IA)
    Q Casino (Dubuque, IA)
    Rhythm City Casino Resort (Davenport, IA)
    Riverside Casino (Riverside, IA)
    WinnaVegas Casino (Sloan, IA)

Americas Cardroom is one of the few sites that has long served the U.S. market and is currently offering a $5 million guaranteed online tournament with a $1 million first place prize.  Americas Cardroom tends to rank as the 8th largest online poker site in the world.  It also offers a sportsbook and online casino.  Keep in mind, you can also play for free to hone yours poker skills, especially if just starting out.

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