Utah Gambling Laws & Online Poker in Utah

Utah 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) 76.10.11
Definition of Gambling Risking anything of value for a return or risking anything of value upon the outcome of a contest, game, gaming scheme, or gaming device when the return or outcome is based upon an element of chance and is in accord with an agreement or understanding that someone will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome.
Definition of Internet Gambling Gambling or gaming by use of the internet or any mobile electronic device that allows access to data and information.
Definition of Gambling Bet Money, checks, credit, or any other representation of value.
Definition of Fringe Gambling Any gambling, lottery, or video gaming device which is given, conducted, or offered for use or sale by a business in exchange for anything of value, or given away incident to the purchase of other goods or services.
Definition of Gambling Guilt A person is guilty of gambling if the person participates in gambling, including any Internet or online gambling; knowingly permits any gambling to be played, conducted, or dealt upon or in any real or personal property owned, rented, or under the control of the actor, whether in whole or in part; or knowingly allows the use of any video gaming device that is in any business establishment or public place and accessible for use by any person within the establishment or public place.
Online Poker/Gambling In a state that is notoriously anti-gambling in every respect, there have been and will not be any proposals to legalize online poker or gaming.
Live Poker Utah has no legal live poker cash games or tournaments.
Casinos There are no casinos in Utah, nor any considerations to authorize them.
Sports Betting Utah lawmakers will not consider sports betting proposals.
DFS There have been no attempts to legalize daily fantasy sports contests.
Other Forms of Gambling None.