The online poker laws are easy to understand (unfortunately playing online poker is considered illegal), there are many licensed poker rooms throughout the state and the online poker rooms haven't left Louisiana poker players out of the cold yet. Overall, Louisiana is a decent state for poker players and one of the better states in the region.
Louisiana Poker Room
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Louisiana Online Gambling Laws
Louisiana has one of the most straight forward online gambling laws of almost any state. This is one of the few states that have an updated set of gambling laws. Unfortunately, online gambling (including online poker) is considered illegal in this state and you could face up to six months in jail and/or fined up to $500. This is about the average sentence throughout the United States. You may not like the online gambling laws, but you should appreciate the straight forward, no interpretation of the law, way of handling the law.
Where to play live poker in Louisiana
There are plenty of casinos to choose from in Louisiana and some of the larger casinos have some great poker rooms inside of them. The best poker rooms are in the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Coushatta Casino Resort and the Harrah's Casino in New Orleans. The most popular game played here is Texas Hold'em.
Poker sites accepting players from Louisiana
Despite the gambling laws here, you are a bit lucky if you are an online poker player from Louisiana. The poker networks that I would personally never play at don't allow players from Louisiana to sign-up. Yet, the top three poker rooms in the U.S. market will allow you to play, which are Bovada.lv, America's Cardroom and Betonline.ag. For the most part, you do not need to worry about signing up to a crappy poker site, the poker networks have already helped you out by excluding Louisiana players from the weak poker rooms and only letting them play at the top networks.