Playing Poker in Colorado
Colorado is one of the good guys when it comes to enjoying a game of poker. Like many states their main concern is keeping gambling and organised crime apart and they have managed to create laws which define this. There are of course some restrictions that the average law abiding Colorado resident has to deal with, but these should cause no problems at all when sitting down for a game. In fact even if caught breaking one of the rules then it is classed as a petty offence and not even a misdemeanor and therefore will only result in a bit of a talking to and a slap on the wrist. Many residents of Colorado play their game at one of the many online poker rooms that are on offer to them such as BetOnline Poker and there are no laws in the state, or at federal level against this.
Playing Home Games in Colorado
Home games are ok in Colorado as long as a few simple rules are adhered to. As mentioned the rules are against organised crime and the organizing of any form of gambling for profit. The law in Colorado states that they want, "to avoid restricting participation by individuals in sport and social pastimes which are not for profit, do not affect the public, and do not breach the peace.” This basically means that if you do not charge by raking the game or charging a fee and you keep within the laws regarding breach of peace then you are fine playing in your own home.
Playing Online Poker in Colorado
There are no specific laws pertaining to playing online poker in Colorado, and so far as we are aware no-one has ever been prosecuted for it, but thousands of people do it each day. With no law against it, no way to monitor it and even more importantly no federal law against it then it's pretty fair to say that playing online in the privacy of your own home is a pretty safe activity. There are many online poker rooms available for the residents of Colorado to play at, with the better ones being, Betonline Poker, Full Flush Poker and Americas Cardroom, all of which run safe and smooth operations and welcome players from around the world.
Playing in Colorado Casinos
Legalized gambling, including casinos, is big business in Colorado. In fact casinos have continued to grow and expand even though a few laws in the 1990's were introduced to curb this. Poker is played in all casinos and Texas Holdem is a particular favorite in this state with thousands of players making the trip from neighboring states to enjoy the poker on offer in Colorado.