North American Casinos and Gambling Guide
For a list of North American casinos, select a country from the list on the right. Only countries in North America with gambling or casinos are listed.
North America Casinos and Gaming Guide
Saturday Mar 28th, 2015
This section of World Casino Directory deals specificially with North American casinos and gambling. The continent of North America has countries with casinos in them and countries with pari-mutuel facilities in them, including horse racing and dog racing or the newer racinos which have slots or video poker terminals within reach of the gamblers. Click the following articles for a run-down on specific gambling in this continent. North American Poker
North America Casinos and Gambling have been a popular mode of entertainment in North America since its introduction by
Europe 200 years ago. Today casinos are no longer those shady places where people played cards and carried pistols, instead poker (especially Texas Hold'em) has emerged as important style statements. Today poker is an important part of many luxurious casino resorts and are also found in novel settings such as on riverboat casinos.
Dining in North American casinos and gambling resorts is normally inexpensive and you will find plenty of premium liquours and luxurious accommodations is too. All to lure people to the games. If you visit Las Vegas, Nevada make sure you try out the buffets, most casinos know you are looking and really throw a spread.
Popular North American casinos & gambling joints
There are over 1000 commercial casinos in North America and they generate approximately $29 billion in revenue each year. These include casino gaming establishments situated in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Of all American cities, Reno casinos, Las Vegas casinos and Atlantic City, New Jersey continue to lure the majority of gamblers to their destinations and millions cross the country towards their "Mecca" for gambling. Besides these popular places, a few of the popular gambling joints include those found in New Jersey, Biloxi, along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and various Indian reservations across the country. As per the American Gaming Association, 11 states consist of commercial casinos, 28 states have Indian casinos and 40 states and the District of Columbia have lotteries.
Popular North American tourist activities:
The popular games at casinos are poker games, craps, blackjack, roulette and racing. While poker games in North America are quite prevalent and popular, legal poker casinos are not present everywhere. Also often poker is not offered along with casino gambling even though it is available - although this is changing thanks to the ever popular game of Texas Hold'em poker and Poker TV. Pari-mutuel racing is also quite popular and is sometimes provided in the form of dogs or horse racing at casinos (now called "racinos"). Other popular tourist activities for gamblers include lotteries, betting, raffles and pari-mutuel wagering that is authorized in 43 of the 50 American states, all of the Canadian provinces and 65 other countries across the world.
With the exception of Mexico casinos, North America casinos are nearly "widespread" - however we expect Mexico to welcome gambling soon, too.
Legality of Online Casinos:
Sept. 30, 2006: United States Congress has passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). The act makes it unlawful for certain types of transactions to be processed by banks. The law does not appear on the surface to actually make it illegal to gamble online, but makes it very difficult for American's to make deposits. Read more about it here: Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)
The legality of online gambling in North America is an issue of debate still. Authorities on gambling law state that no United States federal statute or regulation explicitly prohibits Internet gambling, either domestically or abroad. Despite this, the US government considers certain things to be illegal and worthy of prosecution. The wire act is often cited as the statute that makes online gambling a federal offense. While the wire act can be read differently, as long as online players do not participate in owning a share of the house rake; as long as wagering is only against each other; as long as players participate in the skill game and do not bet sports and as long as state laws are obeyed, the law is on your side.
North America Casino Listings
Complete list of North America casino in alphabetical order: