Alaska Online Gambling Laws

Alaska has very little to offer to real money gambling enthusiasts – there are no land-based casinos located within the borders of the state and the local gambling laws are rather strict. Alaska doesn’t have any horse or greyhound racing tracks, but bingo enthusiasts are free to enjoy their hobby in one of the regulated bingo halls, with the most famous establishment located in Juneau. Alaska regulations allow gamblers to play social games as long as they’re held on private property, but in the end the best way to enjoy some real casino, poker or sports betting action is to visit one of the US-facing offshoreonline gambling sites.

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Unlike land-based gambling, online gambling isn’t really covered by the Alaska Statutes and Codes – the relevant regulations simply haven’t been updated to match the current situation and to keep up with the most recent technological advancements. Consequently, while it’d be next to impossible for an Alaskan business to operate a legitimate online gambling site, there’s nothing to stop local iGaming enthusiasts from joining one of the aforementioned offshore real money casinos, sportsbooks or poker rooms. It is worth pointing out that the Alaska attorney general expressed an opinion that playing real money games could theoretically be prosecuted under the existing regulations. However, not a single Alaska resident has been fined or jailed for playing at an online gambling site so far and the local law enforcement doesn’t seem to be interested in going after individual players.

Alaska Online Gambling FAQ

What laws cover online gambling in Alaska?

Gambling in general is covered by Alaska Statutes and Codes, Section  11.16.110 through Section 11.16.270. While none of those regulations refer to online gambling specifically, you should keep in mind that the local authorities are free to argue that Alaska laws still apply to online play. Fortunately, no players have been prosecuted so far.

Is real money online gambling legal in Alaska?

As mentioned above, online gambling isn’t exactly prohibited in Alaska. This means that residents of Alaska are able to play on offshore sites like Bovada without breaking any laws.

Which offshore gambling sites accept Alaska residents?

Alaska is a rather iGaming-friendly state, which means that Alaska residents will be readily accepted by any US-facing offshore site.

What are the most popular banking options supported by Alaska -facing sites?

The most popular payment methods include credit cards, debit cards and Western Union/MoneyGram money orders. Please note that the number of sites that support money order payments or withdrawals is extremely limited. Bovada is a good example of a MoneyGram-friendly site.

Does Alaska offer any intrastate online gambling?

No. Alaska doesn’t have a proper online gambling  market and Alaska-based businesses aren’t allowed to offer online gambling services.

Is it likely for Alaska to regulate online gambling?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. Alaska doesn’t have any organized gambling lobby groups and the local politicians aren’t really interested in changing the current status quo.

Alaska Gambling Resource

http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/statutes.asp?title=11#11.66.200 – Alaska gambling regulations

http://www.tax.alaska.gov/programs/programs/index.aspx?54160 – Alaska Department of Revenue, Tax Division

More Useful Legal Websites & Resources for Alaska Residents

Courts

Alaska Court of Appeals
Information about The Alaska Court of Appeals.

Alaska Court System Resources
Information on the Alaska judicial system, including court rules, filing fees, and juror information.

Alaska Courts Directory
Locations and addresses of Alaska courts.

Alaska Rules of Court
Rules for the Alaska Courts.

Alaska Supreme Court
Home page for The Alaska Supreme Court.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Home page for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Alaska Court System
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Government Officials

Alaska State Governor
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Law Enforcement

Alaska Department of Corrections
Official website of the Alaska Department of Corrections.

Law Libraries/Schools

Alaska Legal Ethics Library
Online resource for Alaska legal ethics materials.

Alaska State Court Library
Online resource for the Alaska State Court Library.

University of Alaska – Anchorage Justice Center
Information and resources for the University of Alaska – Anchorage Justice Center – College of Health and Social Welfare.

Legal Forms

Alaska Appellate Courts Forms
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Alaska Court System Forms and Publications
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Alaska Department of Revenue Forms
Online forms for the Alaska Department of Revenue.

Alaska Limited Liability Company Form
Online forms for Alaska businesses.

Legislation

Alaska Administrative Code
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Alaska Department of Administration
Home page for The Alaska Department of Administration.

Alaska Department of Law
Home page for The Alaska Department of Law.

Alaska Human Rights Law
Information on Alaska Human Rights Law.

Alaska Judicial Council
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Alaska Legislature
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Alaska Pending Bills
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Alaska State Government
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Alaska State Senate
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Alaska Statutes
Website for Alaska statues.

Alaska Voter Registration
Website to register to vote in Alaska.

Legislatures

Alaska House of Representatives
Home page for The Alaska House of Representatives.

Other

Alaska Better Business Bureau
Home page of the Alaska Better Business Bureau.

Alaska Law Review
Links to current and past issues of the Alaska Law Review.

Professional Associations

Alaska Bar Association
Official home page for the Alaska Bar Association.

Alaska Bar Association Rules
Outline of rules for the Alaska Bar Association.

Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct
Information regarding Alaska’s rules of professional conduct.

Public Defender Information

Alaska Attorney General
Home page for The Alaska Attorney General.

Alaska Attorney General Opinions
Opinions may be issued by the Attorney General in response to requests by state agency officials and state legislators to help them perform their duties. These opinions are not law, but advice to state officials on questions of law and how the law applies to particular fact situations.

Public Interest Organizations

Disability Law Center of Alaska
Disability Law Center (DLC) is an independent non-profit organization that provides legal advocacy services for people with disabilities anywhere in Alaska.