While some states have made online poker legal, others have not. The first state to legalize online poker is Delaware. Delaware is home to Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway, and Delaware Park. All three sites use the same software, 888poker. In 2019, West Virginia made online poker legal. Gaming licenses have been issued to several online poker operators, and the first WV sites are expected to open in the next few months.
The DOJ’s decision in 2018 was accompanied by warnings and threats. In response, state governments began pushing for the legalization of online poker. New Jersey has spearheaded the way toward safe and legal online poker in the US. Other states, including New Jersey, have said they will pursue online poker legalization in the future. However, the DOJ seems less interested in the matter than it once was. In addition, New Jersey is a leader when it comes to regulating online poker.
Once you’ve chosen an online poker site, the next step is to download the software. Most legal poker applications will ask you to agree to allow geolocation software to be installed on your device. This software helps online poker operators verify that you’re playing in a legal jurisdiction. In addition, online poker operators are legally obligated to keep all information private and confidential. This means that if you don’t agree to this, you could be subject to legal trouble.