Ohio is one of the newest casino states. There are a total of four casinos now located in Ohio. There are also several private card clubs that charge a daily admission fee in lieu of rake as required by state law.
Is Online Poker Legal in Ohio?
There are no laws that cover online poker in Ohio. There is currently a fight that would outlaw internet sweepstakes cafes. A similar fight in Florida may have outlawed online poker there. That would depend on the language in a future law.
Playing Online Poker in Ohio
Bovada is the largest online poker room that accepts U.S. players. It peaks between 2500 and 3000 players daily. Players will find a wide range of Texas Hold’em and Omaha games. Seven Card Stud is also spread at Bovada. There are tournaments every hour and a variety of sit and gos.
Zone Poker offers players a fast fold option for poker where 300 hands per hour can be played. New Bovada players will receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. Players may also exchange points into tournament entries.
**UPDATE** Bovada.LV has temporarily halted new signups in the USA; existing accounts will continue to function as usual, with cash out times still being within 1 to 2 weeks.
Another great option for Ohio online poker players is Americas Cardroom. It is a member of the Winning Poker Network, which specializes in micro and low limit Hold’em games. Americas Cardroom and its parent company have been in the online gambling industry for over 15 years.
New players will receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. There are two great promotions for Americas Cardroom players. TheBeast is a monthly points race and there is a Bad Beat Jackpot where players will win well into six figures for losing four of a kind 8’s or better.
Live Poker Scene in Ohio
There are casinos in Ohio’s four largest cities. Poker clubs may be found too. Casinos in bordering states of Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia may also be good options for Ohio poker players.
Horseshoe (Cincinnati) – This 31-table poker room offers five tournaments each week. Players will find 1/2, 2/5 and 5/10 No Limit Texas Hold’em. Fixed Limit Hold’em and Omaha High/Low are also spread.
Horseshoe (Cleveland) – The Horseshoe in Cleveland hosts 30 poker tables. There are four weekly tournaments and a variety of Texas Hold’em and Omaha games.
Hollywood (Toledo) – This 20-table poker room spreads at least ten tournaments each week. Players will find Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Crazy Pineapple among the options available.