Idaho is not known for its gambling. There are no poker rooms and only a handful of gambling establishments on reservations, but all are video machines only. Unfortunately, the poker boom never really reached this particular state, with online poker statistics showing relatively low numbers actually registering for accounts at USA-facing rooms. It most likely will not improve anytime soon.
Is Online Poker Legal in Idaho?
There has been no discussion about online poker in Idaho. It is neither regulated nor specifically illegal. This means that all U.S. facing online poker rooms accept residents of Idaho.
Where Can You Play Online Poker in Idaho?
All U.S. facing online poker rooms accept players from Idaho. Unfortunately, only 2 networks offer such games at the moment. Players may choose Merge Gaming and Winning Poker. Bovada used to accept players from the state and most other regions in America, but they stopped accepting Americans in early 2014 with the advent of regulated poker sites opening up in several states.
Carbon Poker is our top choice on the Merge Gaming Network. It offers some of the best software in all of online poker. There is a wide variety of games offered. Carbon Poker offers a 200% up to $5,000 first deposit bonus and a VIP program where players may receive up to 35% of their rake and tournament fees back.
Winning Poker is anchored by Americas Cardroom, one of the original U.S. online poker rooms. Its Elite Benefits VIP program offers players a chance to receive up to 50% rakeback. Americas Cardroom offers a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus.
Where Can You Play Live Poker in Idaho?
Home games are legal in Idaho but there are no commercial or reservation poker rooms in Idaho. Players must drive to a neighboring state for poker. Washington State offers more poker rooms than almost any other state.
Nevada borders Idaho, but most poker rooms are located in Reno or Las Vegas, which are too far for a day trip. Montana saloons offer poker. There is also a reservation casino in Riverton, WY with a poker room. The best choice will depend on what part of Idaho you reside.