Missouri still doesn’t have any online poker legislation in place. However, changes have been discussed but there probably won’t be movement for a couple of years.
|State Code Section(s)||XXI.313; XXXVIII. 572|
|Definitions||Gambling: A person stakes or risks something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under his or her control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that he or she will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome.
Gambling device: Any device, machine, paraphernalia or equipment that is used or usable in the playing phases of any gambling activity, whether that activity consists of gambling between persons or gambling by a person with a machine.
Professional player: A player who engages in gambling for a livelihood or who has derived at least twenty percent of his or her income in any one year within the past five years from acting solely as a player.
Contest of chance: Any contest, game, gaming scheme or gaming device in which the outcome depends in a material degree upon an element of chance, notwithstanding that the skill of the contestants may also be a factor therein.
|Online Poker/Gambling||There have been no efforts to legalize online poker or casino games in Missouri, and it is an unlikely proposition in the coming years.|
|Live Poker||All of the Missouri casinos have poker rooms offering cash games, and some offer tournaments as well.|
|Casinos||Casinos on riverboats – or within a certain proximity of bodies of water – are legal, and there are more than a dozen of them operating in Missouri as fully functional facilities.|
|Sports Betting||Lawmakers in both houses of the state legislature are considering versions of the Comprehensive Missouri Sports Betting and Sports Protection Act to legalize sports betting in 2018.|
|DFS||Missouri passed the Fantasy Sports Consumer Protection Act in 2016 to legalize fantasy sports contests.|
|Other Forms of Gambling||Lottery, bingo, charitable gaming, horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering.|