Is Online Poker Legal in Arkansas?
Arkansas does not offer a lot of gambling options. Arkansas is a rather conservative state when it comes to gambling. You will not find any normal casinos in the state. The gambling they do offer includes greyhound racing, horse racing, video poker and a state lottery. The Arkansas state lottery is relatively new having only launched in 2009.
Live Poker in Arkansas
The Arkansas Racing Commission is the primary gambling regulator in the state. They regulate greyhound and horse racing tracks. Currently live poker is illegal in the state. You can find poker at racetracks that are played on PokerPro machines. These games are like a normal cash game, but they do not have live dealers all cards are digital. One of the advantages of these machines for players is that you can play more hands as dealing the cards do not take as long as it does with a live dealer.
If you plan on having a home poker game you might want to think twice about it. Unlike many other states Arkansas does not have a provision to its gambling laws that would make social home game legal. The law states:
If a person bets any money or any valuable thing on any game of brag, bluff, poker, seven-up, three-up, twenty-one, vingt-et-un, thirteen cards, the odd trick, forty-five, whist, or at any other game of cards known by any name now known to the law or with any other or new name or without any name, upon conviction he or she is guilty of a violation and shall be fined in any sum not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00). 
There is currently no regulated online gambling or poker site in the state of Arkansas. The does not a good likelihood that we will see regulated online poker in the state. Arkansas as a small population that would most likely not be able to support an intrastate site. There also has been no talk in the state Congress about legalizing online poker.