Live Poker in Minnesota (available at some tribal casinos and racetracks), and unlicensed ‘Home’ Poker games and other forms of unlicensed games are played widely.
Minnesota has more lenient than average social poker laws. Private home tournaments can be held so long as the host isn’t profiting (either directly or indirectly) on the betting action. The main stipulation of Minnesota’s social gaming law is that no individual can win more than $200 in a given day.
Poker can also be played in Minnesota through charity-based tournaments. As per the home and social games law, prizes must be capped to avoid violating the North Star State’s gambling laws.
Live Poker in Minnesota is conducted in 11 of the states Tribal Casinos, and both of the state’s racetracks feature live poker along with other table games.
Online Poker Laws
Currently, Minnesota’s online players are unable to play Poker online, however, as there are no specific laws written on the subject. The assumption is that online poker is illegal. We will advise you of any potential change in the status of legal online poker change in Minnesota.
The state’s potential online gamblers can, however, place wagers online for the Minnesota State Lottery, DFS competitions and horse and greyhound racing.