Can I Play on PokerStars From Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas?

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PokerStars does not currently allow those from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma to play for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states and offering a generous welcome bonus with a maximum of $1000.



New for 2023

New Multi-flight Tourneys

Two new multi-flight tournaments every Sunday for players of different bankroll sizes.

$10,000 GTD ($2.50 buy-in) – starts January 8th
$150,000 GTD ($66 buy-in) – starts January 15th

• $10,000 GTD has the same 80 weekly Day 1 flights as the Sunday Squeeze, so it’s the perfect chance to multi-table. Day 2 is every Sunday at 6:05pm ET.

• $150,000 GTD also has dozens of weekly Day 1 flights. Day 2 is every Sunday at 5:30pm ET.

• Day 1’s for both tourneys designed for players in all time zones.

• Plenty of daily satellites for the $66 buy-in tourney.

Learn More Here

Your State and Poker

Oklahoma is friendly towards gambling and Arkansas is beginning to expand its gambling interests.

Neither 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 these rooms:


    Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs (Watts, OK)
    Choctaw Casino Durant (Durant, OK)
    Choctaw Casino Grant (Grant, OK)
    Choctaw Casino Pocola (Pocola, OK)
    Comanche Nation Casino (Lawton, OK)
    Comanche Red River Hotel Casino (Devol, OK)
    Downstream Casino (Quapaw, OK)
    FireLake Casino (Shawnee, OK)
    Grand Casino Resort (Shawnee, OK)
    Hard Rock Tulsa (Catoosa, OK)
    Indigo Sky Casino (Wyandotte, OK)
    River Spirit Casino (Tulsa, OK)
    Riverwind Casino (Norman, OK)
    WinStar World Casino (Thackerville, OK)

Southland Park poker room in Arkansas.

In Missouri, which also does not operate online poker rooms directly from the state.  Players here rely on offshore sites.

    Ameristar Casino Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
    Ameristar Casino St. Charles (St. Charles, MO)
    Harrah's North Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
    Hollywood Casino St. Louis (Maryland Heights, MO)
    Isle Casino Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)
    Lumiere Place Casino (St. Louis, MO)

And in Kansas:

    Boot Hill Casino (Dodge City, KS)
    Hollywood Casino Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
    Kansas Star Casino (Mulvane, KS)

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.

Looking for a sportsbook?  Americas Cardroom has one!  Join Here

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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