Vermont Gambling Laws & Online Poker in Vermont

Vermont still doesn’t have any online poker legislation in place. However, changes have been discussed and there has been progress lately that could make it legal within the next couple of years.

Type/Code Summary
State Code Section(s) 13.51; 31.13-14; 31.23
Definition of Gambling Prohibitions A person who plays at cards, dice, tables or other game for money or other valuable in a common gaming or gambling house that is maintained for lucre and gain; a person who has or keeps on premises owned or occupied by him or her implements or other things used in gambling and permits persons resorting to such premises to use such implements or things for the purpose of gambling; a person who wins or loses money or other valuable thing by play or hazard at any game, or by betting on such play or hazard, or sharing in a stake wagered by others on such play or hazard.
Online Poker/Gambling There have been no efforts by lawmakers to legalize online poker or internet gambling of any kind.
Live Poker No live poker or even social poker games are allowed in Vermont.
Casinos There has been little interest in legalizing casinos of any kind.
Sports Betting Vermont lawmakers have indicated no proposals are in the works to examine or legalize sports betting.
DFS Daily fantasy sports contests were approved by the state legislature and the law was enacted in 2017.
Other Forms of Gambling Horse racing, on-track pari-mutuel wagering, charitable gambling for fundraising, lottery.