Poker Sites in New York | 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 New York online poker players – all the sites shown currently accept signups from New York and offer either flat rakeback or a points based VIP program.|
|Poker room||traffic avg *||Rakeback||Bonus|
|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|
* For the latest traffic figures see PokerScout.com
Playing poker online in the United States and New York is NOT illegal. Simply put, you are not in violation of any laws when you play online poker as an individual.
There is however a large gray area in regard to online poker and the laws pertaining to it within the Empire state. Check your local jurisdictions.
Regulation and Taxes for Online Poker in New York
- Status of regulation: Not regulated in the United States and New York.
- Tax on Players: 0-48.42%. 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. New York has a progressive income tax rate of 4% to 8.82%.
- Segregation: None – New York players share tables with players in other states and countries in the same combined player pool.
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.
There are only a few live poker rooms in New York. They are located upstate and well away from the epicenter of the state, New York City. Turning Stone Casino in Verona is the largest housing 32 tables. Many “New Yorkers” travel to neighboring Connecticut or New Jersey for live poker action.
There is currently no legislation within the state of New York in regard to online poker. One could think that with neighboring New Jersey already regulating online gambling that New York would quickly follow, however that hasn’t been the case. Also, in the past, the state has even taken action against online poker players.
For now future regulation of online poker in New York State seems unlikely, however, 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.