If you are from Georgia, you will have to either leave the state or the whole country to play live poker at a legal poker room. There are no licensed casinos inside this state, the only way to go to a casino in this state is go onboard a floating casino and leave the United States (not kidding, this actually happens with two separate companies doing it).
Georgia Poker Room
Play at Bet Online
Visit the Bovada Casino
Georgia Poker Laws
In Georgia a bet is considered "an agreement that, dependent upon chance even though accompanied by some skill, one stands to win or lose something of value" (Definitions 16-12-20). Someone will commit the offense of gambling when someone "bets for money or other thing of value at any game played with cards" (16-12-21). Someone caught gambling in Georgia will be guilty of a misdemeanor. The laws are strict and enforced in this state. Many bars and home game have been busted up by authorities here.
Where to play live poker in Georgia
The reason why so many players play online poker and try to find a home game here, is because there are no licensed poker rooms in this state. Two companies work around this law by offering live poker on a boat in the ocean outside of the United States. Poker tournaments are played on the ocean at the Diamond Casino Savannah and Emerald Princess II Casino.
Poker sites accepting players from Georgia
Betonline.ag, America's Cardroom and the Bovada.lv poker room are your top three options for playing poker online in Georgia. These should probably your only poker rooms that you consider playing at. Beyond the top three you will be playing against professional poker grinders that will kill your bankroll quickly. You will also have little to no options when selecting a poker table or tournament. The traffic in the poker rooms is just horrible beyond the top three poker rooms.