North Dakota Gambling Laws & Online Poker in North Dakota

North Dakota 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.

Type/Code Summary
State Code Section(s) CC12.1.28; CC53.06; CC53.12; A99.01.3
Definition of Gambling Risking any money, credit, deposit, or other thing of value for gain, contingent, wholly or partially, upon lot, chance, the operation of gambling apparatus, or the happening or outcome of an event, including an election or sporting event, over which the person taking the risk has no control. Gambling does not include lawful contests of skill, speed, strength, or endurance in which awards are made only to entrants or to the owners of entries.
Definition of Gambling Apparatus 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 involving the playing of a machine.
Online Poker/Gambling North Dakota lawmakers and casinos seem to have little interested in regulated online poker or gambling, as no bill has been sponsored yet.
Live Poker There are cash games and tournaments allowed at most of the charitable card rooms but not at the Native American casinos.
Casinos There are numerous charity-based casinos in the state, which offer games like bingo and poker, all with a charitable component to their revenue. There are also a handful of Native American casinos, but they do not offer table games like poker.
Sports Betting There have been no formal conversations among legislators to consider legalized sports betting.
DFS North Dakota lawmakers have not considered any formal proposals to legalize daily fantasy sports.
Other Forms of Gambling Licensed dog and horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering, lottery, bingo, pull-tabs, charitable bingo and raffles.