Nebraska does not have any poker rooms. There are not any real casinos in Nebraska either. Luckily, several border states have poker. There is poker in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota. If you’re looking to play online you really only have options like Bovada and Carbon Poker as a saving grace at the current moment.
Is Online Poker Legal in Nebraska?
Nebraska has yet to address online poker. There are no laws for or against it. This means that all online poker rooms that accept Americans are available to Nebraska online poker players.
Where Can You Play Online Poker in Nebraska?
Our recommendation for Nebraska online poker players is Bovada. It is the U.S. brand for the Bodog Poker Network, which is the largest to accept U.S. players. New players receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. There is also a Royal Flush bonus and a program where players may exchange their points into tournament tickets.
Bovada has the loosest games in all of U.S. online poker. That is because Bovada uses a Recreational Player Model that helps protect its less experienced players. There are no screen names at tables and no waitlists either. This helps keep fish from getting stalked by expert players.
Some players may find these features annoying. Those players may want to consider Carbon Poker. It is the flagship of the Merge Gaming Network. Carbon Poker has impressive software and a wide range of games. These include Omaha, Stud, Badugi, Triple Draw, Five Card Draw and mixed games. New players are offered a 200% up to $5,000 first deposit bonus. There are also monthly reload bonuses. Carbon Poker’s VIP program allows players to exchange points into cash at a rate of up to 35% rakeback.
Live Poker Options (or lack thereof)
There are no commercial or reservation card rooms in Nebraska. Players must find a home game or venture outside of the state to play live poker. Players on the western side of the state should consider driving to Colorado or Pine Ridge, SD. There are several poker rooms on reservations in South Dakota along the Nebraska border as well. Players in Omaha have poker available just across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs.