Arkansas Gambling Laws & Online Poker in Arkansas

Alabama still doesn’t have any online poker legislation in place.  However, changes have been discussed and there could be progress made in the next couple of years.

Type/Code Summary
State Code Section(s) 5.6.66.101-120; 23.4.110-115; 16.118.103
Definition of Gambling No definitions are given for gambling, gambler, or games of chance or skill.
Online Poker/Gambling There has been no consideration given to drafting a proposal to legalize online poker or any other type of online gambling.
Live Poker Live poker is only permitted at the state’s two racinos in table-game form, not as traditional live poker cash games or tournaments. Home poker games are also illegal.
Casinos Two racetracks in the state have expanded to offer electronic games, slot machines, and table games, per the Local Option Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing Electronic Games of Skill Act of 2005. Traditional live poker is not included, though table game versions of poker are permitted.
Sports Betting Arkansas has yet to address the idea of legalized sports betting.
DFS Paid-entry fantasy sports are legal in Arkansas per Act 1075 that passed through the legislature in April 2017. DFS is no longer considered gambling.
Other Forms of Gambling Lottery, pari-mutuel wagering on horse and greyhound racing, franchised greyhound racing.

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