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Can I Play on PokerStars From Florida?

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
Published on:
Jan/20/2023

PokerStars forbids those from Florida from playing for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in 47 US states, including Florida, and now offering satellites for the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event.

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Florida Amendment 3, the Voter Approval of Casino Gambling Initiative, was on the ballot in Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018. It was approved and gives Florida voters the power to decide whether gambling will be expanded in the Sunshine State. 

In May 2021 state lawmakers did arrive at an agreement for a new compact that expands the Seminoles presence in Florida that includes sports betting at all of their casinos. Online poker was ultimately stripped from the measure.

Florida began offering Vegas-style poker games a few years ago at its casinos.

These games include:

    Mississippi Stud Poker
    Crazy 4 Poker
    Fortune Pai Gow
    One Card
    Three Card
    Ultimate Texas Hold'em!

Needless-to-say, there are many poker players living in Florida.  Their desire to play online is insatiable.

Americas Cardroom is one of the few sites that has long served the U.S. market and is currently offering a $10 million guaranteed online tournament and satellites for the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event.  Americas Cardroom tends to rank as the 8th largest online poker site in the world.  It also offers a sportsbook and online casino.

Recent Sample Online Tournaments

Dream Tournaments (introduced February 2023) -  These feature a miniscule $2.50 buy-in while a guaranteed 1,70 players will finish in the money.

Oodles of opportunities to make Day 2 (22 Day 1 flights) and an opportunity to win your $2.50 buy-in for just $0.11 via Blitz Satellites.

This is a $100,000 GTD PKO.

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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