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Alaska Casinos


Did you know about gambling in Alaska?  It is available for the extreme Alaskan casino gambler - you just have to know where to look.  Most people know the state of Alaska  for extreme beauty (not to mention weather conditions.)  Many of the activities in Alaska are centered on the great outdoors, with an environment that goes from extreme winter weather to harsh, dry, summer climates. The wildlife is abundant in Alaska and activities such as  whale watching and Alaskan cruises have become quite popular. The resources found in Alaska are known for being unrivaled.  For more infomation click here: Alaska Casino Facts (primarily they have Pull Tabs and Bingo).

There are close to 650,000 residents living in Alaska, which is the largest state in the U.S. There are at least 365,039,104 acres of land in Alaska, most of which is devoted to primitive, wilderness areas. Outdoors is an important aspect of Alaskan culture for this reason.

Indoor fun is not to be discounted in Alaska as its casinos provide quite a bit of entertainment around the state. Many of the Alaska casinos are owned and operated by Native American tribes and the casinos are spread out all over the entire state. It seems most offer a break from the outdoors for some fun and excitement inside.

While there may not be an abundance of Las Vegas-style casinos in Alaska, there are a number of medium-scale casinos specializing in games like bingo. Bingo is a low profile game perfectly complimenting the laid back attitude and vibe of both native Alaskans as well as the Alaska casinos. These casinos are just as much fun as their large-scale, flashy counterparts and perfect for the population of this large, but low-key, state.

 

 

Alaska has 10 casinos in which you'll find more than 92 slots and gaming machines. Click a casino on the left for more information on a particular property.

If you wish to stay at some nice casino hotels in Alaska, visit the Alaska casino hotels page. We actually have 0 Alaska hotels you can book directly from World Casino Directory. Click here to see a list of all Alaska hotels available.

Alaska Casinos and the Biggest Casino City in Alaska

Alaska has a total of 10 casinos and pari-mutuel facilities at your disposal which are spread out across 9 cities throughout the state. The city with the most is Juneau with 2 casinos.

Biggest Casino / Gaming Facility in Alaska

Out of all casinos in Alaska you'll find MIC Gaming Hall to be the biggest. It has 90 gaming machines and 0 table games. You can reach South Point Casino by phone at (907) 886-4255 or by clicking this link: MIC Gaming Hall to see its information page.

2nd Biggest Casino / Gaming Facility in Alaska

Coming in second place for largest casino in Alaska is Klawock IRA Pull Tab Shoppe with 2 gaming machines and 0 table games. This casino can be reached by calling (907) 755-2265 or by clicking this link: Klawock IRA Pull Tab Shoppe to see its information page.

Largest Casino Floor in Alaska

The casino with the largest gaming space in square footage is Juneau Tlingit and Haida Tribal Bingo with 0 square feet of gaming space. Contact Juneau Tlingit and Haida Tribal Bingo by calling (907) 463 5680 or by clicking here: Juneau Tlingit and Haida Tribal Bingo Information.

Sec. 11.16.110. Legal accountability based upon the conduct of another.

A person is legally accountable for the conduct of another constituting an offense if

(1) the person is made legally accountable by a provision of law defining the offense;

(2) with intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the offense, the person

(A) solicits the other to commit the offense; or

(B) aids or abets the other in planning or committing the offense; or

(3) acting with the culpable mental state that is sufficient for the commission of the offense, the person causes an innocent person or a person who lacks criminal responsibility to engage in the proscribed conduct.

Sec. 11.66.200. Gambling.

(a) A person commits the offense of gambling if the person engages in unlawful gambling.

(b) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this section that the defendant was a player in a social game.

(c) Gambling is a violation for the first offense. Gambling is a class B misdemeanor for the second and each subsequent offense.

Sec. 11.66.210. Promoting gambling in the first degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of promoting gambling in the first degree if the person promotes or profits from an unlawful gambling enterprise.

(b) Promoting gambling in the first degree is a class C felony.

Sec. 11.66.220. Promoting gambling in the second degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of promoting gambling in the second degree if the person promotes or profits from unlawful gambling.

(b) Promoting gambling in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 11.66.230. Possession of gambling records in the first degree.
(a) A person commits the crime of possession of gambling records in the first degree if, with knowledge of its contents or character, the person possesses a gambling record used or intended to be used in the operation or promotion of an unlawful gambling enterprise.
(b) Possession of gambling records in the first degree is a class C felony.

Sec. 11.66.240. Possession of gambling records in the second degree.
(a) A person commits the crime of possession of gambling records in the second degree if, with knowledge of its contents or character, the person possesses a gambling record.
(b) Possession of gambling records in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 11.66.250. Affirmative defenses.
(a) It is an affirmative defense in a prosecution under AS 11.66.230 that the gambling record was possessed by the defendant solely as a player.
(b) It is an affirmative defense in a prosecution under AS 11.66.230 or 11.66.240 that the gambling record (1) was not used or intended to be used by the defendant in the operation or promotion of unlawful gambling; (2) was used or intended to be used by the defendant in a social game.

Sec. 11.66.260. Possession of a gambling device.
(a) A person commits the offense of possession of a gambling device if, with knowledge of the character of the device, the person manufactures, sells, transports, places, or possesses, or conducts or negotiates a transaction affecting or designed to affect ownership, custody, or use of, a gambling device knowing that the device is used or is to be used in unlawful gambling.
(b) It is an affirmative defense in a prosecution under this section that the gambling device possessed by the defendant was used or intended to be used only in a social game.
(c) Possession of a gambling device is a class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 11.66.270. Forfeiture.
If used in violation of AS 11.66.200 - 11.66.280, the following property shall be forfeited:
(1) a gambling device or gambling record; (2) money, not found on the person, used as a bet or stake; (3) money used as a bet or stake which is found on the person of one who conducts, finances, manages, supervises, directs, or owns all or part of an unlawful gambling enterprise.

Sec. 11.66.280. Definitions.

In AS 11.66.200 - 11.66.280, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "contest of chance" means a contest, game, gaming scheme, or gaming device in which the outcome depends in a material degree upon an element of chance, notwithstanding that the skill of the contestants may also be a factor;

(2) "gambling" means that a person stakes or risks something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under the person's control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that that person or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome; "gambling" does not include

(A) bona fide business transactions valid under the law of contracts for the purchase or sale at a future date of securities or commodities and agreements to compensate for loss caused by the happening of chance, including contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life, health, or accident insurance;

(B) playing an amusement device that

(i) confers only an immediate right of replay not exchangeable for something of value other than the privilege of immediate replay; and

(ii) does not contain a method or device by which the privilege of immediate replay may be cancelled or revoked; or

(C) an activity authorized by the Department of Revenue under AS 05.15;

(3) "gambling device" means any device, machine, paraphernalia, or equipment that is used or usable in the playing phases of unlawful gambling, whether it consists of gambling between persons or gambling by a person involving the playing of a machine; "gambling device" does not include

(A) lottery tickets, policy slips, or other items used in the playing phases of lottery or policy schemes; or

(B) an amusement device as described in (2)(B) of this section;

(4) "gambling enterprise" means a gambling business that

(A) includes five or more persons who conduct, finance, manage, supervise, direct, or own all or part of the business;

(B) has been or remains in substantially continuous operation for a period in excess of 30 days or has a gross income of $2,000 or more in any single day; and

(C) is not a municipality or a qualified organization under AS 05.15.690, except that, for purposes of this paragraph, no application for a license under AS 05.15 is required to be considered a qualified organization;

(5) "gambling record" means any writing or paper of a kind commonly used in the operation or promotion of unlawful gambling and includes lottery tickets, policy slips, or other writings or papers used in the playing phases of lottery or policy schemes;

(6) "player" means a person who engages in gambling solely as a contestant or bettor, believing that the risk of losing and the chances of winning are the same for all participants except for the advantages of skill and luck, without receiving or becoming entitled to receive any profit from gambling other than personal gambling winnings and without otherwise rendering any material assistance to the establishment, conduct, or operation of the particular gambling activity, except that, for purposes of this paragraph, a person who gambles at a social game on equal terms with the other participants does not "otherwise render material assistance" to the establishment, conduct, or operation by performing, without fee or remuneration, acts directed towards the arrangement or facilitation of the game, such as inviting persons to play, permitting the use of premises for the game, or supplying cards or other equipment used in the game;

(7) "profits from gambling" means that a person, acting other than as a player, accepts or receives money or other property under an agreement or understanding with another person by which the person participates or is to participate in the proceeds of gambling;

(8) "promoting gambling" means that a person, acting other than as a player, engages in conduct that materially aids any form of gambling; conduct of this nature includes

(A) conduct directed toward the

(i) creation or establishment of the particular gambling activity or acquisition or maintenance of premises, paraphernalia, equipment, or apparatus used in the gambling;

(ii) conduct of the playing phases of gambling; or

(iii) arrangement of the financial or recording phase of gambling or toward any other phase of its operation; or

(B) having control or right of control over premises that are used with the defendant's knowledge for purposes of gambling and permitting the gambling to occur or continue without making an effort to prevent its occurrence or continuation;

(9) "social game" means gambling in a home where no house player, house bank, or house odds exist and where there is no house income from the operation of the game;

(10) "something of value" means any money or property; any token, object, or article exchangeable for money or property; and any form of credit or promise directly or indirectly contemplating transfer of money or property or of an interest in money or property or involving extension of a service, entertainment, or privilege of playing at a game or scheme without charge;

(11) "unlawful" means not specifically authorized by law.

 

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Alaska Stats

  • Licensed Casinos: 10
  • Horse Tracks: 0
  • Licensed Bingo: 5
  • Table games: 0
  • Slot machines: 92
  • Poker tables: 0
  • Simulcasting: 0
  • Greyhound Tracks: 0
  • Cities with Gambling: 9
  • Sportsbetting Parlours: 0
  • Venues: 2
  • Restaurants: 3
  • Minimum Bet: $ 0.01
Website: www.alaska.gov
Governed by: Alaska Tax Division - Gaming
Website: www.tax.alaska.gov/programs/programs/index.aspx?54160