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North America Casinos and Gambling

World Casino Directory gives full attention to the most active casino continent in the world, North America. More than a quarter of the world's casinos are in the USA flag USA.

It all started in Las Vegas in the 1930's but Atlantic City began sharing the spotlight in the 1970's followed by a little town called Deadwood, South Dakota in the 80's and then the Gulf Coast in the 90's. Now there are casinos and card clubs in every state except Utah and Hawaii.

In spite of the vast numbers, the location of casinos in the USA is very specific. Aside from tribal casinos on reservation lands, the only states to allow gambling statewide are Nevada and Louisiana. All other states restrict gambling to specific areas - like Atlantic City, in New Jersey and sometimes to riverboats or racetracks in other states.

Pari-mutuel facilities are available in the U.S. hosting events like jai alai, horse racing, and some greyhound races.

Nearly every state in the U.S. has a lottery. Check in on USA lottery results here.

Canada flag Canada has over 100 casinos and slot parlors. The larger properties offer slots, craps, roulette, keno, blackjack, baccarat and more. Many of the slot parlors are located at horse racing facilities and slot revenues help to keep the pari-mutuel industry healthy.

Integrated casino resorts are opening from Vancouver, British Columbia to the Greater Toronto Area in the province of Ontario. Canadians take great pride in their local fare so be sure to visit fine dining establishments in the casinos. B.C. casinos offer fresh Pacific seafood and the casinos in Quebec offer French Canadian cuisine from poutines to gourmet seven-course meals.

Online casinos generally offer the same odds and better payback percentages than land-based casinos in Canada. If you’re a Canadian looking to play online, BestCasinosCanada has a lot of knowledge about Canadian online casinos and bring you fair and trustworthy information about the online gaming scene in Canada.

Canadians are avid lottery players. You can check Canadian lottery results here.

Mexico flag Mexico has seen a boom in their casino industry over the last decade. There are now more than 300 casinos and others could be coming to resort areas like Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. You'll find everything from slot parlors with sports books to full-scale casinos. Every Mexican state offers some form of gambling. Many of the regional casino operators also offer online gaming. Click to see a map of all the casinos in Mexico.

Greenland, as well as Saint Pierre and Miquelon, are physiographically located in North America, but there is no gambling in either location.

You can find more detailed information in the North America drop-down menu below. Those descriptions, in turn, will take you to complete gambling guides for each country.

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The United States of America has more casinos than any other country in the world. Almost half of the US states offer commercial casinos and even more states have Native American casinos located on tribal lands. From Las Vegas to Atlantic City and everywhere in between Americans love to gamble. Slot machines can be found in virtually every casino in the United States and were invented in the U.S. as were poker and many casino card games like Three Card Poker.

Las Vegas, Nevada is known all over the world as the birthplace of modern gambling. Sin City also introduced the integrated resort experience to draw family and business visitors. World class entertainment, dining, nightlife, accommodations, and meeting facilities are now the standard for gambling hubs everywhere.

To learn more about gambling in the country and to explore nearly 2,000 licensed casinos there please see our United States gambling guide.

Online Casinos

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006 technically forbids financial institutions to fund gambling accounts, but not the player. However, the United States is slowly progressing in the online gambling market. The federal government is now allowing each state to independently determine the legalization of online gambling for residents. Currently, there is a handful of states including New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada with more to follow.

There are US friendly online casinos that warmly welcome players from this region. Take a look at our list here.

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