Oregon allows poker at reservation casinos. Private poker clubs are also allowed. There was an attempt by the Oregon Legislature to close poker clubs in 2013. The bill failed to generate enough support and died. Most Oregon poker rooms are located in the western portion of the state.
Is Online Poker Legal in Oregon?
There are no Oregon laws that cover residents playing online poker. The operation of an online poker room that accepts Oregon players runs into a gray area. Every U.S. friendly online poker room accepts Oregon players without restriction.
Where Can You Play Online Poker in Oregon?
Bovada is the largest poker room to accept Oregon players. It peaks at nearly 3,000 cash game players each day. There are also hundreds of tournament players at any given time. This will be even higher during football season. The main game is No Limit Texas Hold’em, but there is ample action at Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha High/Low and Seven Card Stud.
New players receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. There are also hundreds of thousands of dollars in guaranteed tournaments each week. The newest addition to Bovada is Zone Poker. It is a fast fold variant that allows players to play up to four times more games each hour. It is the only form of fast poker available to U.S. players.
**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.
Players looking for great software and a more social environment will want to consider Carbon Poker. It is the largest skin on the Merge Gaming Network. New players will receive a 200% up to $5,000 first deposit bonus. There is also a Royal Flush bonus and a VIP program that pays players up to 35% rakeback.
Live Poker Options in Oregon
Spirit Mountain Casino (Grand Ronde) – Spirit Mountain is a 17-table poker room. It offers ten scheduled tournaments each week. Players can choose between No Limit Texas Hold’em, Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha High/Low and Seven Card Stud High/Low.
Black Diamond (Albany) – Black Diamond is a 6-table poker room located just south of Portland. Most of the action is No Limit Texas Hold’em, including its six weekly scheduled tournaments.
Chinook Winds (Lincoln City) – This 7-table poker room spreads mostly No Limit Texas Hold’em. It offers six weekly tournaments.