Originally Posted by jake568
Hello everyone! My name is Jake and I am 19 years old. I live in the United States in Arizona. I have always been interested in poker and would really like to get involved with playing a little bit online, just for fun in my spare time. The only problem is, as I am sure you all are aware, is that it seems poker is illegal in most states here in the US. What I am here to ask is whether or not there are any possible options for me to play online as a 19 year old in Arizona? Or do I simply need to wait until Arizona legalizes it (and most likely sets the age at 21)? If so, what are the most recommended rooms? I'm looking for somewhere that I can easily deposit and withdraw money, a good AI, and texas hold em tournaments and cash games. Do rooms like that exist, and what are their payment options?
Originally Posted by tracyrickrobby
carbon poker is good place to start! i just got a link to a new site called poker dominicano for 15 bucks free! but not sure how the withdrawal is!! if u would like the link send me a PM
Please do not waste time signing up for new sites like these bolded above, you are only asking for heartache. If you are in Arizona your best bets for online poker play are (1) Bovada
; (2) Americas Cardroom
/Black Chip Poker/True Poker (all belong to Winners Poker Network). Both of these options also include a sports book and casino, and Bovada includes a horse race book. (Note: HEM2 HUD should be up and running soon for Winners Poker Network, player tracking currently functional)
A third option is Carbon Poker
, but currently they are experiencing payment delays to players averaging 2 1/2 months although they may get back to 6 week payouts soon.
A fourth option is Lock Poker/Juicy Stakes (Revolution Network) but they are currently embroiled in tremendous publicity concerning 6 month payouts to US players as well as unacceptable delayed payouts to International Players. Many people strongly believe they may be insolvent.