Poker in Tasmania in 2017
Tasmania is known for a lot of things, like its national parks and cultural heritage sites, but you may not necessarily associate it with a vibrant poker scene. However, with hundreds of places for Tassie players to hit the tables, both online and in land-based venues too, you might just be surprised. Offshore online poker sites like our critics' choice for 2017, , for example, make it easy for Tas players to play by offering:
- The option to make deposits and withdrawals using AUD
- Support that either runs 24 hours a day or has a team dedicated to the Australian market
- Hefty welcome bonuses and reload promotions for players in Tasmania
Online Poker In Tasmania
There aren't a whole lot of places to play poker offline, unless you can arrange games with your buddies, in Tasmania so it's worth taking a close look at the online action.
There are no online poker sites based in Tasmania itself, but that doesn't mean that Tassie players can't use the following sites.
The best poker sites for Tasmanian poker players
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Finding a reputable site to play poker
There are a huge number of online poker sites out there and, we're sad to say, not all of them are trustworthy and reputable. Fortunately, dishonest and shady sites are shut down very quickly but stick with us and you'll never need to take a risk when using a site.
When recommending poker sites for Tasmanian players, we consider all of the following factors relating to site security:
- Existing reputation and how many players use the site
- Speed/effectiveness of customer support
- Range of banking options
- Whether or not the site is properly accredited and audited
Australian poker laws and Tasmania
Gambling laws in Australia prevent online poker sites from establishing their headquarters in Australia, and even from promoting their services to Tasmanian players or other poker fans in Oz.
However, there's no law against players in Tas enjoying online poker action at offshore sites. Another bonus is that you don't need to pay taxes on any online poker winnings you bring in.
Live Poker in Tasmania
Although there are a couple of land-based casinos in Tasmania - The Wrest Point Hotel Casino and The Country Club - you'll probably want to head to Wrest Point if you're interested in playing offline poker in Tas.
Hours for Wrest Point's Poker Pit are as follows:
- Wed-Thurs: 6pm 'til late
- Fri-Sat: 8pm 'til late
The Wrest Point Hotel & Casinois located at 410 Sandy Bay Road Sandy Bay,Tasmania, AU 7005 and you can reach them at (03) 6221 1700.
One thing to watch out for is that a 10% commission is applicable on pots over 20 AUD.
The Poker Pit doesn't offer quite as much variety as the poker rooms in casinos on the mainland, but it definitely does the job if you fancy a few rounds of Hold 'Em with other Tasmanian players.
Is online poker popular in Tasmania?
Yes, the various online options for Tassies are well taken up. Gambling online at any leading international online poker room offers Tasmania poker fans a good choice of tournaments to join and wager on.
Is Tasmanian online poker regulated?
Currently Tasmania's gambling regulatory body only monitors land-based gambling (casinos, pokies, racecourses etc.). This may change in the future, but for now means that there is little in the way of legislation to restrict players from choosing where they want to gamble.
Where are the best sites for Tasmanian poker players?
The sites we've listed on this page are a good place to start, but it's all about finding reputable sites that are licensed overseas and offer quick hassle-free withdrawals.