Poker Sites in Washington | List of Online Rooms
By Dan Dececco, Freelance Author
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|Rakeback.com recommends the rooms below for Washington online poker players – all the sites shown currently accept signups from Washington and offer either flat rakeback or a points based VIP program.|
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There are currently no online poker rooms accepting players from Washington.
Playing poker online in the United States is NOT illegal. However online poker in the state of Washington is considered illegal and players could end up charged with a felony. To date, no online poker player has been arrested or prosecuted within the state.
Regulation and Taxes for Online Poker in Washington
- Status of regulation: Not regulated in the United States and Washington.
- Tax on Players: 0-39.6%. 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. Washington has no state income tax.
- Segregation: None – Washington 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 over 50 live poker rooms spread all over the state of Washington. Many of them are small poker rooms or poker clubs holding anywhere from two to 10 tables. Muckleshoot Casino in Tacoma has a large, 32 table poker room. There is definitely no shortage of live poker action in this state.
Washington certainly represents a sad state of affairs in regard to the freedoms of playing online poker. Future online poker legislation seems unlikely.
There are however advocates fighting for a change. The Washington Internet Poker Initiative wants what all poker players want in the United States, the simple freedom of choosing to play 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.