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Poker Sites in California | List of Online Rooms

By Dan Dececco, Freelance Author

Where Can I Play? Law, Regulation & Taxes Cashouts Live Poker Legislation
Rakeback.com recommends the rooms below for California online poker players – all the sites shown currently accept signups from California and offer either flat rakeback or a points based VIP program.

rakeback rooms – where to play online poker in CALIFORNIA?

Poker room traffic avg * Rakeback Bonus
Aced Poker 500 Up to 35% $5,000 PLAY NOW
Merge Gaming Network
Americas Cardroom 450 27% Flat $1,000 PLAY NOW
Winning Poker Network
Black Chip Poker 450 27% Flat $1,000 PLAY NOW
Winning Poker Network
Bovada 600 None $1,000 PLAY NOW
Bodog Poker Network
Carbon Poker 500 Up to 35% $5,000 PLAY NOW
Merge Gaming Network
Juicy Stakes Poker 1,200 36% Flat $2,000 PLAY NOW
Revolution Gaming Network

* For the latest traffic figures see PokerScout.com

California Online Gambling Laws – Is Poker Legal?

Poker LawsPlaying poker online in the United States and California is NOT illegal. Simply put, you are not in violation of any laws when you play online poker as an individual.

Regulation and Taxes for Online Poker in California

  • Status of regulation: Not regulated in the United States and California.
  • Tax on Players: 0-51.9%. You are taxed on your poker winnings at the Federal and State levels. Federal taxes can be up to 39.6% at the highest level. California has a 1-12.3% progressive state income tax.
  • Segregation: None – California players share tables with players in other states and countries in the same combined player pool.

Cashout Times

Cashout times can vary by withdrawal method and from site to site. We recommend you view the US Poker Cashout Report for the most recent processing times.

Live Poker in California

California PokerCalifornia is the king of live poker in the United States. The state has nearly 100 state sanctioned card rooms as well as over 30 tribal casinos, many of which have poker rooms.

The Commerce Casino in Los Angeles is the largest card room in the world. From Lake Tahoe in the north to San Diego in the south with San Jose and L.A. in between there is no shortage of live poker action in California. As always though online poker remains a viable option as well.

Online Poker Legislation

Poker legislation can change on a day to day basis – contact us by email if you see an update that should be made to this page or have difficulties getting online to play. California has taken an aggressive route in trying to legislate online poker.

In 2008 bill AB2026 would have enabled the California legislature to study the legality of intrastate online poker sites. The bill did not pass and later bills were met with the same fate. Today online poker continues to be debated in and out of the state legislature.

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Top Poker Room Recommendation

Black Chip Poker

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  • $1000 Sign-up Bonus
  • Bonus Code: RBCOM

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