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Online Poker in Iraq

Poker is not particularly popular in Iraq and the country has only contributed with very few professional players to the international circuit. This is mainly due to the fact that the central law is dependent on the Islamic Sharia, which states that all forms of gambling are against its teachings. As a result, there are no poker rooms as of July 2019, and online poker sites in Iraq are also condemned. 

Is online poker legal in Iraq?No. 
Are poker sites in Iraq trustworthy?Yes.
Can I deposit via FastPay/Bitcoin/Perfect Money? Yes.
Do online poker sites accept IQD?Yes.

Online Poker Laws in Iraq

Although there are no specific Iraqi online poker laws, the general prohibition on gambling coming from the application of the 1969 Penal Code holds for this game too. According to Article 389, being involved in any gambling activity comes with harsh punishments. For those who operate and offer to gamble, they are sentenced to “a period of detention not exceeding 1 year plus a fine not exceeding 100 dinars or by one of those penalties. And “Any person found gambling in a place mentioned in Sub-Article 1 is punishable by a period of detention not exceeding 1 month or by a fine not exceeding 50 dinars.” 

As a result, online poker sites in Iraq are considered to be illegal as well, though players are able to access offshore platforms and compete in international pools, without the fear of prosecution. On those, they are also able to claim some of the best online poker bonuses and online poker promotions available on the market. 

Online Poker Payment Methods in Iraq

Operators are willing to provide players with safe and fair environments. This means that the only payment methods available are fully transparent and legitimate. In this way, the credit and debit cards of VISA and MasterCard are usually accepted. But there are other alternatives that are as efficient. These include FastPay, Bitcoin or Perfect Money. For more information, consult the online poker reviews directory

Online Poker Sites Accepting IQD

Despite the fact that the poker industry in Iraq is not thriving as it is in other countries, some operators still try to attract Iraqis to their platforms. Consequently, there are some online poker sites accepting IQD, which allows players to be exempt from conversion fees.

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