Oklahoma has many poker rooms throughout the state. All poker rooms are located on tribal land. The poker rooms located near Oklahoma City and along the Texas border are the largest. The state itself isn’t a huge beacon of light for poker, however, they are one of the more known Midwest states with solid tournament poker scenes.
Is Online Poker Legal in Oklahoma?
There are no laws that address online poker in Oklahoma. Two tribes are attempting to enter the online gambling business. If successful, these tribal casinos would only accept players outside of the United States.
Where Can You Play Online Poker in Oklahoma?
Bovada is the largest online poker room that accepts Oklahoma players. It peaks at nearly 3,000 players daily. It has a wide variety of Texas Hold’em and Omaha games. Not all games can be seen from the lobby as Bovada’s network partner Bodog does not display full tables. This means there are also no waitlists. One other interesting feature is that Bovada does not display screen names at the table. This helps keep recreational players from getting stalked, but also takes away from the social environment from the room.
The newest Bovada feature is Zone Poker. It is a fast fold form of poker that is available in No Limit Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. A player that folds is immediately taken to a new table with new players. This format is perfect for those that are not patient enough to wait for a hand to finish getting back into action. Players will find Zone Poker tables to be about four times faster than standard tables.
New Bovada players will receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. There is a $100,000 weekly guaranteed tournament in addition to many daily events. Players may also exchange Player Points for 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 choice for Oklahoma poker players is Carbon Poker, which is the flagship of the Merge Gaming Network. Players will find hundreds of thousands in weekly guaranteed tournaments and a wide range of games. Badugi and Triple are even available at Carbon Poker. New players receive a 200% up to $5,000 first deposit bonus. There is also a Royal Flush bonus and a VIP program where rakeback can run as high as 35% to high volume players.
Where Can You Play Live Poker in Oklahoma?
WinStar (Thackerville) – With 46 tables, WinStar is the largest poker room in Oklahoma. It is located just across the Texas border and is the most convenient poker room for players in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metropolitan area. WinStar offer five weekly tournaments and regular tournament series.
Cherokee Casino (West Siloam Springs) – Cherokee Casino offer 19 tables. It offers a dozen tournaments each week. Players can find a wide selection of Texas Hold’em limits here.
Firelake (Oklahoma City) – Firelake is located just east of Oklahoma City. There are ten scheduled tournaments each week.