Idaho Online Gambling Laws

Idaho may be a rather small state, but it offers plenty of opportunities for land-based gambling enthusiasts. The state operates an extremely successful lottery and the local tribal gambling establishments offer plenty of authentic casino action. Other than that, there’s pari-mutuel horse race betting and a little bit of charity gaming. However, there are no commercial casinos in Idaho. As is the case with most states, Idaho hasn’t regulated online gambling yet.

Top Idaho Legal Sites

The lack of definitive iGaming regulations is both a curse and a blessing for online gambling enthusiasts. On one hand, there are no laws prohibiting Idaho residents from playing on offshore sites. On the other hand, it’s impossible to determine whether the general gambling regulations apply to online gambling or not, as either the gambling-related Section 20 of the Idaho Constitution or the Section 18 of  Idaho Statutes can be interpreted both ways. All in all, illegal gambling is considered a misdemeanor, but online players have never been put on trial for violating the laws despite the immense popularity of online gambling all across the state.

Idaho Online Gambling FAQ

What laws cover online gambling in Idaho?

Aside from the Idaho Constitution, Section 18 of Idaho Statutes is where you should search for specific regulations dealing with gambling. Please note that while none of those rules deal specifically with internet games, the authorities are allowed to argue that they extend to online casinos or sportsbooks. Fortunately, this danger is purely theoretical, as no online players have been prosecuted so far.

Is real money online gambling legal in Idaho?

Many experts agree that real money internet gambling is 100% lawful within the borders of Idaho, but it’s impossible to be sure until a case of this kind actually goes to the court.

Which offshore gambling sites accept Idaho residents?

All of the major offshore sites accept Idaho residents.

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

The most common deposit method is to make a credit card payment via Visa or MasterCard. American Express is also an option, but some players have reported that it isn’t as reliable as the other two. Withdrawals are almost always handled via a standard wire transfer, but some sites might allow you to request a check by courier.

Does Idaho offer any intrastate online gambling?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. In fact, Idaho has never had a local internet gambling industry. People in Idaho are prohibited from offering online gambling products, but they’re free to play on offshore sites, such as Bovada.

Is it likely for Idaho to regulate online gambling?

Idaho Gambling Resource

Idaho Statutes:

http://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/TOC/IDStatutesTOC.htm

List of Casinos in Idaho:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_casinos_in_Idaho

More Legal Resources for Idado Residents

Courts

Bannock County Clerk
Home page for Dale Hatch, Bannock County Clerk.

Idaho Administrative Rules
Department of Administration link to administrative and court rules.

Idaho Court Administrative Rules
Directory of the Idaho Court Rules listed by keyword searches.

Idaho Court of Appeals Opinions
Listing of the most recent opinions for the Idaho Court of Appeals as well as links to archived opinions.

Idaho Court Rule Amendments
Site includes information on the most recent amendments made to the Idaho state court rules.

Idaho Fourth Judicial District Court
Home page for the Fourth Judicial Court including resources for five Idaho continues offering access to nine district judges and nineteen magistrate judges.

Idaho Jury Instructions
Comprehensive overview of jury instructions including a search option.

Idaho Ninth Circuit Court
Home page for the Ninth Circuit Court.

Idaho Sixth Judicial District Court
Directory and resources for the Sixth Judicial District Court including information on trials, small claims, as well as misdemeanors.

Idaho Third Judicial District Court
Court resource for the counties of Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington.

Government Officials

Idaho Department of Finance
Site offers information on policies, regulations, and offers various electronic forms for the department.

Idaho State Governor
Official website for James E. Risch, Governor of Idaho.

Idaho State Treasurer
Home page for the Idaho State Treasurer including information on programs and services.

Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor
Official site for Mark G. Ricks, Lieutenant Governor for the state of Idaho.

Law Libraries/Schools

Idaho State Law Library
Official site for the Idaho State Law Library including an online catalog search.

University of Idaho College of Law
Home page for the University of Idaho College of Law.

University of Idaho Law Library
Information for the University of Idaho Law Library including resources for library catalogs, student services and article searches.

Legal Forms

Idaho Tax Forms
Information and resources for filing taxes in Idaho.

Idaho Voter Registration
Electronic form to register to vote in Idaho.

Legislation

Idaho Department of Administration
Official website for the Idaho Department of Administration. Includes information business services, state agencies, and employment services.

Idaho State Tax Commission
Official site for the Idaho State Tax Commission including resources for electronic tax filing, publications, and legal information.

Professional Associations

Idaho Association of County Juvenile Justice Administrators
Official home page for the Idaho Association of County Juvenile Justice Administrators.

Public Defender Information

Idaho Attorney General
Official website for Lawrence Wasden, Attorney General for the state of Idaho.

Public Interest Organizations

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Official website for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, including resources on current health issues, support services, and financial assistance.

Small Claims Information

Idaho State Legislature
Home page for the Idaho State Legislature. Site provides information on current bills, committee minutes, and contact information for legislatures.