Utah Online Poker Laws

Utah Online Poker Law

If you live in Utah, you already know this: Online poker will never come to Utah. It does not have any forms of legalized gambling, not even the lottery.

In 2013, Utah made it official that it will not allow Utahns to access online “gambling,” and poker is surely included as gambling. The law read:

“If any federal law is enacted that authorizes Internet gambling in the states and that federal law provides that individual states may opt out of Internet gambling, this state shall opt out of Internet gambling in the manner provided by federal law and within the time frame provided by that law.”

The law even makes it a misdemeanor to play online poker in Utah. Poker players are criminals there. If you’re an online poker player and you live in Utah, a move may be in order.