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Poker Sites in Illinois | 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 Illinois online poker players – all the sites shown currently accept signups from Illinois and offer either flat rakeback or a points based VIP program.

rakeback rooms – where to play online poker in ILLINOIS?

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

Illinois Online Gambling Laws – Is Poker Legal?

Poker LawsPlaying poker online in the United States and Illinois is NOT illegal. However, in Illinois there is a large grey area regarding online poker. If you want to play online poker you may want to start by reviewing the laws of Illinois pertaining to online gambling.

Regulation and Taxes for Online Poker in Illinois

  • Status of regulation: Not regulated in the United States and Illinois.
  • Tax on Players: 0-44.6%. 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. Illinois has a flat rate state income tax of 5%.
  • Segregation: None – Illinois 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 Illinois

Illinois PokerThere are several live poker rooms in Illinois and the surrounding areas including Hammond, Indiana which is located close to Chicago. There is no shortage of live poker action in and around the state of Illinois.

Online Poker Legislation

In early 2012 there was a proposal in the state legislature to add internet gambling to an existing bill. The bill received little support and was pulled from the agenda before the end of May 2012.

As of now the future of online poker legislation within Illinois remains unclear, but with up to $200 million in annual tax revenues to gain, the Land of Lincoln could well be the 4th state to regulate online poker.

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.

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Many players earn a living wage from rakeback alone. Use the calculator below to estimate the size of payments you’ll get over a given period of time. The calculator will compute your expected daily, weekly, and monthly cash back depending on the stakes and tables you input.

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Black Chip Poker

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

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