Can I play slots online in Arkansas?
Not really. Arkansas has a quirky stance on online gambling in which the practice is only allowed while physically onsite at one of its two casino properties.
What are the chances that we get full-fledged Arkansas online casinos?
A complete toss-up. There does not seem to be any online casino bill or movement present in Arkansas right now, so there’s no particular reason to assume that online casinos are in the offing.
On the other hand, Arkansas has done a complete turnaround on the notion of gambling in the last couple of years. So, once sports betting gets hammered out, it’s possible other things could find the spotlight.
I heard that New Jersey has legal online casinos. Can I play at those from Arkansas?
No. New Jersey’s legal online casinos employ geolocation software to keep players from other states from playing. Though some kinks in the system have allowed players to slip through from time to time, Arkansas players should not plan for those casinos to be a long-term solution.
I see casinos accepting Arkansas players when I Google the topic. Should I trust them?
Not really. Arkansas, for all of its recent progressiveness regarding gambling, has not opened the door for online gambling in general.
So, an Arkansas player could potentially run afoul of state laws or regulations by playing on one of these sites. These sites are also not as safe as a homegrown online casino.
Quite simply, these apps operate outside of the US and are not subject to its laws. So, a player might find themselves out of options in case of a dispute with one of these “grey market” sites.