Picking the best legal poker sites can be like picking a needle from a haystack. It's
time-consuming, frustrating, and even when you choose one it might not make the
That's why LegalPoker.com does what it does: we are on a mission to find the very best
legal poker rooms for US players like you.
From the top sites in new jurisdictions like New Jersey and Nevada to licensed rooms
located offshore and available to Americans countrywide, we carefully tread the digital
minefields to make your journey as safe as possible.
So, where do we come from, and how do we ensure only the safest, fairest sites of all
make it to our pages?
Who We Are
Our team is made up of former and existing poker pros who cut their teeth in the first
online cash games and tournaments. We've played in live events from California to
Atlantic City and everywhere in between, and we've played (and won and lost) at
countless tables on the net.
We've won million-dollar tournaments online, we've been stung by disreputable US sites,
and we lost money after the raids of Black Friday. We were even at the forefront of the
campaign to get our cash back when the big rooms got shut down.
Now our site writers live across the US in newly-regulated states like New Jersey and
Nevada, and in up-and-coming poker havens like California and Pennsylvania.
How We Rate Poker Sites
From player traffic and game variations to welcome bonuses and cash-outs, we judge a site
by more than just its cover. Every facet of a poker site is tested to make sure it's
roadworthy, and we regularly revisit rooms to see if they're keeping up with the
LegalPoker's Review Criteria
1 Security and Licensing
A legal poker site is only as good as its license, and a poor license can mean cash-outs
aren't enforced, funds aren't segregated, and auditing isn't properly carried out.
We test all our poker rooms for proper licensing and check that they carry the latest
security protocols to ensure your money and personal details are safe.
2 Deposit Methods and Cash-Out Times
Even in this post-UIGEA world, real-cash deposits for US players can be a pain in the
butt, even in regulated states like New Jersey.
As well as reviewing sites' range of deposit methods to ensure you have as wide a choice
as possible, we make sure our featured rooms have reliable cash-out times and a good
record on dealing with delays.
3 Bonuses and Loyalty Schemes
With so much competition online, poker sites are falling over themselves to offer new
players juicy sign-up bonuses.
But do they really cut it? Not all deposit bonuses are created equal, and they can be
notoriously hard to activate if you can't find enough poker action to earn enough
We test out the sites' bonuses and compare them to the player traffic. If you're
struggling to find a full-ring cash game when you have two days left to complete a
bonus, we'll mark a site down.
4 Customer Support
If something goes wrong, you want to be sure you can get through to someone quickly who
will help. Suspect collusion? Waiting a month for cash? Bonus not triggering? If the
customer support isn't doing its job, we'll mention it in our reviews.
5 Games and Traffic
Traffic is the lifeblood of a legal poker site, and while a reliable poker room is great,
it's not much good if you have no-one to play against.
Good traffic is essential for improving your long-term ROI (Return on Investment) and
ensuring you trigger bonuses and loyalty programs. We check traffic regularly on all our
US-facing legal sites so you know where to go to find a game any time of the day or
Why We Do What We Do
We're on a mission, a mission to find you the best legal sites to play poker at. We're
like you, poker players fed up with years of scams, raids and lies.
That's we want to become the strictest poker review site around, making sure you find the
best legal poker sites in the US.
Whether you're playing on the new legal sites in jurisdictions like New Jersey, Nevada
and Delaware, or rely on playing at offshore sites from your home somewhere else in the
US, we have a review for you.
And we want you to get involved too. If you know of a legal site that's not delivering on
payouts, traffic or customer support, we want to hear from you. You can get in touch at
. Together we can build up the best comparison site for legal US sites around.