Ask HPD: Is playing online poker a crime for Hawaii residents?Question: Is playing online poker, with real money, a crime if I'm residing in Hawaii? Answer: Gambling is illegal in Hawaii and the laws also. Hawaii is home to some of the strictest gambling laws in the United States. The state has no land-based casinos, poker rooms, bingo halls, racing tracks or even. Listing legal Hawaii online gambling sites. We review state and federal gambling laws and list which online casinos, poker rooms and sportsbooks are legally.