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There have been many questions about legal and illegal online poker.

Is playing online poker legal? Is it legal to play online poker for money? How is online poker legal?

Online poker is perfectly legal, as long as you make sure that the online poker sites that you choose are legal in your country.

Obviously, the US and the rest of the world have different ideas about the legality of online poker, and online gambling in general. Recently, new legal structures were put in place which resulted in a shift or shake-up of online gambling sites; many could no longer serve the US, and various other countries changed their policies as a result. Where does that leave the UK, or the rest of the world?

As of now, the countries where online gambling is legal include just about every country, but not every online poker site is able to serve every country. Therefore, we strongly recommend that UK players, or players from any country who are looking for an online poker room, check the specific site before putting any money down.

Because we like to be helpful, we’ve created a quick list of the best online poker sites that we have verified to be legal in the UK.

Best Online Poker - Comparison Chart

RankLogo NamePoker BonusApprox. Players Online Play NowReviewRating
1 Sun Poker $500 10,185
2 Betway Poker €750 9,700
3 Gnuf Poker €750 8,850
4 Titan Poker $500 19,670

If you are a US player, visit our “Best US Poker page” for your very own list!

This only goes for UK players who want to wager real money on an online poker game or tournament. Feel free to go anywhere you like if you are simply looking around, reading up on online poker strategy or online poker tips, checking the latest tournament news or even playing free poker on one of the online poker sites. No matter where you go, you are breaking no laws by simply surfing the ‘net (for now, anyway…).

And, of course, if you want further information or more in-depth details about any of the best online poker sites, our individual reviews of each of the online poker website will continue to list all countries that the online poker rooms legally serve.


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