World Casino Directory: The world's casino search engine.
World Casino Directory: Introduction, history and our gaming industry connections

Thanks for your interest in the World Casino Directory. Our mission is to become the world's leading gaming information provider and one stop shop for gamblers and casino executives alike. And rest-assured, we don't discriminate against other forms of gambling.

In addition to land based casinos, you will find pari-mutuel (horses & dogs), bingo, poker, online gambling and every variation we could think of in between. If you have any questions or comments please contact me directly: admin @

Originally World Casino Directory was a land based casino directory. It was founded in 2000 by Steve Hand, a veteran casino manager and previous casino owner with over 30 years of experience in the gaming industry. We maintained those connections and Steve still writes for our newsletter as well as several other international gaming publications. We remain proudly aligned with gaming industry leaders and executives. See our list of contributors here.

It was purchased World Casino Directory in 2005 and expanded the features, to include a casino job section, gambling forums and a variety of "play for fun" free casino games. We also added lottery results for the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Ireland. (we now include many more countries).

In 2006 we refined our casino news section and we added the hotel directory which allowed us to process casino resort reservations seamlessly. We also added many colorful photos of the casinos listed in the directory - something that no other casino directory was doing at the time.

gambling newsletter was launched in 2007 and has been released monthly (more or less) ever since. You'll find the latest news articles about land based casinos or other gambling buzz. We also rolled out the casino search engine - this beauty actually works - and it's at the top of every page - so use it and find the casino or hotel you are looking for quickly. We also display local area listings for casino jobs as well as local casino news.

2007 was also the year we launched the online casino directory. This gaming directory covers online casinos and all of the other main gambling counterparts that go with casinos: bingo, slots, poker, live dealers, skill games and more. Find online casinos list by gambling license and gaming jurisdictions. The online casino sites themselves are organized by software brand, as that is the common link between most online casinos.

2007-2008 saw the transformation of the World Casino Directory into a truly international directory of casinos when we translated the home page and much of the land based portion of the site into French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish. We plan to expand the reach of our translated pages through 2009.

Our casino information is provided on a daily basis by our connections in North America, Europe and Asia and of course by our very helpful readers and members. You can report errors or inaccuracies by clicking here: email. If you are operating on behalf of a casino which is not listed, please add it to our casino directory, free of charge.

World Casino Directory features:

Land Based Casinos: navigating and finding casinos

Online Casinos and Gambling:

The online casino industry has taken some major punches in the years since 2006, with things finally lightening up in 2009. Basically ever since the United States government passed the UIGEA which aimed to stop Americans from gambling online things have been haywire. It failed to be effective and is now under heavy debate and threat of being repealed. Find our page documenting which casinos are still accepting bets from U.S. players despite the ban: online casinos still accepting U.S. players.

It is important to check with your local officials to make sure that gambling at an online casino is legal in your jurisdiction.