Is Online Poker Legal in Colorado?

Since the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in 2006, online poker has been in a bit of a legal gray area in the United States. The UIGEA made it illegal for banks and other financial institutions to process payments related to online gambling, but it didn’t explicitly make online gambling illegal.

This has led to a patchwork of state lAWS regarding online gambling, with some states outlawing it and others simply ignoring it.

PRO TIP:In the state of Colorado, online poker is legal but only through sites that have been authorized by the Division of Gaming. It is not permitted to play on any unlicensed sites or with any unlicensed operators.

So what does this mean for Colorado? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. There are no explicit lAWS on the books in Colorado that make online gambling illegal, but there are also no lAWS that specifically legalize it either.

This means that technically speaking, online gambling is probably not legal in Colorado. However, enforcement of these lAWS is pretty much nonexistent, so most people feel safe gambling online without fear of repercussions.

The bottom line is that if you want to gamble online in Colorado, you are probably going to be able to do so without any problems. Just be aware that technically speaking, it is not entirely legal and you could theoretically get into trouble if you are caught.