There is only one poker room in Texas. It is located near the Mexican border southeast of San Antonio. Players near state borders have other options. Although there is a movement to legalize casinos in Texas, there are only a handful of reservation casinos in the state. Every state that border Texas has casinos.
Is Online Poker Legal in Texas?
Texas does not have any laws for or against online poker. All online poker players that accept U.S. players also accept players in Texas.
Where Can You Play Online Poker in Texas?
The largest online poker room that accepts Texas players is Bovada. It is three times larger than its closest competitor. A wide array of Texas Hold’em games may be found at any common limit. There are also an abundance of Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha High/Low and Stud. Players may not see all of the tables in the lobby as full tables are not viewable. Another quirky feature at Bovada is the lack of usernames at the tables. All players are anonymous. This helps prevent weak players from getting stalked by experienced players.
New Bovada players will receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. There is also a program where points earned while playing cash games and tournaments may be exchanged for tournament tickets. There are hundreds of thousands of dollars in guaranteed tournaments scheduled each week.
**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 players is Americas Cardroom. It is a member of the Winning Poker Network. New players will receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. There are three great promotions players will enjoy. There is a monthly points race called TheBeast, a Bad Beat Jackpot, and the Elite Benefits VIP program. Players earn Elite Benefits for every hand dealt in at the tables. Points may be exchanged for cash, tournament tickets or prizes.
Where Can You Play Live Poker in Texas?
There is only one poker room in Texas. It is a 12-table poker room located along the Rio Grande River hours southwest of San Antonio. It is in a remote area and not convenient for most Texas residents. Players in El Paso will find poker just across the border in New Mexico. Dallas players can find poker just across the Oklahoma border. Houston area poker players can take a drive to Lake Charles, Louisiana.