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Idaho is situated in the open western part of the United States. Idaho is the home of some of the greatest Indian casinos available to gamblers anywhere. Idahos Indian casinos offer guests the fun and excitement they desire. Here, it is a laid back atmosphere where the fun is not interrupted by big city fuss. For visitor convenience, Idaho casinos are located throughout the state.

On July 3, 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state . Boise is the states capitol city. The state, Idaho is nicknamed the Gem State. It covers 83,574 square miles of land and its population as of December 2012 was about 1,590,000.

There are seven Indian casinos in Idaho. These Indian casinos in Idaho provide electronic bingo type slot  machines for their guests gambling enjoyment. The casinos welcome gamblers over the age of 18 years of age, 24 hours a day.  Bingo halls, video poker, video keno and roulette, as well as electronic table games like Galaxy Gaming Virtual Blackjack are available in various tribal casinos.

Parimutuel betting was legalized in the state in 1964 with tracks opening, or converting their less than legal operations the same year.

Parimutuel horse racing only occurs at one commercial track in the state, Les Bois Park in Boise. All other race tracks accepting bets are on the county fair circuit. All county fair  race days combined roughly equal the live race the season at Les Bois Park.

Simulcast racing is licensed to 9 facilities. Online horse betting is legal as well. July 1, 2014 a law came into effect allowing Historic Horse Race betting, or "instant racing" machines. The first installation of 200 machines occurred at Les Bois Park in August. Expect more of these unless the controversially passed law is overturned.

The Idaho casino experience offers guests a range of choices from small gaming areas to large resorts. These Idaho casinos can easily fill a weekend of fun or a whole vacation. Best of all, these casinos all offer eating establishments on site for guest convenience. This allows guests to have a great time without ever having to leave the building.

Idaho has 14 casinos in which you'll find more than 5,806 slots and gaming machines. The minimum bet we've found at casinos in Idaho is $0.01 and the maxium bet is $5. Click a casino on the left for more information on a particular property.

If you wish to stay at some nice casino hotels in Idaho, visit the Idaho casino hotels page. We actually have 5 Idaho hotels you can book directly from World Casino Directory. Click here to see a list of all Idaho hotels available.

There is poker in Idaho! You will find over 6 live poker tables to play at. You will find the following games in Idaho casinos: Texas Hold'em, Omaha. Some Idaho casinos also offer convention centers and meeting spaces. Over the entire town, you will find a total of 80,770 conference sq/ft space in the various casino properties.

Idaho Casinos and the Biggest Casino City in Idaho

Idaho has a total of 14 casinos and pari-mutuel facilities at your disposal which are spread out across 12 cities throughout the state. The city with the most is Fort Hall with 2 casinos.

Biggest Casino / Gaming Facility in Idaho

Out of all casinos in Idaho you'll find Shoshone-Bannock Mountain Home Casino to be the biggest. It has 2000 gaming machines and 0 table games. You can reach South Point Casino by clicking this link: Shoshone-Bannock Mountain Home Casino to see its information page.

2nd Biggest Casino / Gaming Facility in Idaho

Coming in second place for largest casino in Idaho is Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel with 1600 gaming machines and 0 table games. This casino can be reached by calling (208) 686-0248 or by clicking this link: Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel to see its information page.

Constitution of Idaho


(1) Gambling is contrary to public policy and is strictly prohibited except for the following:

a.  A state lottery which is authorized by the state if conducted in conformity with enabling legislation;  and

b.  Pari-mutuel betting if conducted in conformity with enabling legislation; and

c.  Bingo and raffle games that are operated by qualified charitable organizations in the pursuit of charitable purposes if conducted in conformity with enabling legislation.

(2)  No activities permitted by subsection (1) shall employ any form of casino gambling including, but not limited to, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, bacarrat, keno and slot machines, or employ any electronic or electromechanical imitation or simulation of any form of casino gambling.

(3)  The legislature shall provide by law penalties for violations of this section.

(4)  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following are not gambling and are not prohibited by this section:

a.  Merchant promotional contests and drawings conducted incidentally to bona fide nongaming business operations, if prizes are awarded without consideration being charged to participants; and b.  Games that award only additional play.

Idaho Statutes

Last Visited 2003-9-1


"Gambling" means risking any money, credit, deposit or other thing of value for gain contingent in whole or in part upon lot, chance, the operation of a gambling device or the happening or outcome of an event, including a sporting event, the operation of casino gambling including, but not limited to, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, bacarrat [baccarat] or keno, but does not include:

 (1)  Bona fide contests of skill, speed, strength or endurance in which awards are made only to entrants or the owners of entrants; or

 (2)  Bona fide business transactions which are valid under the law of contracts; or

 (3)  Games that award only additional play; or

 (4)  Merchant promotional contests and drawings conducted incidentally to bona fide nongaming business operations, if prizes are awarded without consideration being charged to participants; or

 (5)  Other acts or transactions now or hereafter expressly authorized by law.


(1) A person is guilty of gambling if he:

(a)  Participates in gambling; or

(b)  Knowingly permits any gambling to be played, conducted or dealt upon or in any real or personal property owned, rented, or under the control of the actor, whether in whole or in part.

(2)  Gambling is a misdemeanor.

[In the statutory scheme sections 13-3803 through 13-3807 are omitted.]


Every prosecuting or county attorney, sheriff, constable or police officer, must inform against and diligently prosecute persons whom they have reasonable cause to believe offenders against the provisions of this chapter, and every such officer refusing or neglecting so to do is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Any person who for gain, hire or profit engages in pool selling or bookmaking at any time or place within this state; or any person who keeps or occupies any room, shed, tenement, tent, booth or building, float or vessel, or any part thereof, or who occupies any place or stand of any kind, upon any public or private grounds within this state, with books, papers, paraphernalia, or mechanical device, for the purpose of engaging in pool selling or bookmaking, or recording or registering bets or wagers; or who sells pools or makes books upon the result of any trial or contest of skill, speed or power of endurance of man or beast for gain, hire or reward; or any person who, for gain, hire or reward, receives, registers, records and forwards to any other place, within or without this state, any money, consideration or thing of value for the purpose of having it there bet or wagered by or for any person, who at such place sells pools or makes books upon any such event, or any person who, being the owner, lessee or occupant of any such room, shed, tenement, tent, booth or building, float or vessel, or part thereof, or any grounds within this state, knowingly and willfully permits the same to be occupied and used for any of the purposes aforesaid, unless unable to legally prevent the same; or any person who aids, assists or abets in any manner in any of said acts which are hereby forbidden, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction is punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than six (6) months or by both such fine and imprisonment.


(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it shall be a misdemeanor for any person to use, possess, operate, keep, sell, or maintain for use or operation or otherwise, anywhere within the state of Idaho, any slot machine of any sort or kind whatsoever.

(2) The provisions of section 18-3804, Idaho Code, shall not apply to antique slot machines. For the purpose of this section, an antique slot machine is a slot machine manufactured prior to 1950, the operation of which is exclusively mechanical in nature and is not aided in whole or in part by any electronic means.

(3) Antique slot machines may be sold, possessed or located for purposes of display only and not for operation.

(4) An antique slot machine may not be operated for any purpose.

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  • Licensed Casinos: 14
  • Horse Tracks: 6
  • Licensed Bingo: 6
  • Table games: 0
  • Slot machines: 5,806
  • Poker tables: 6
  • Simulcasting: 3
  • Greyhound Tracks: 0
  • Cities with Gambling: 12
  • Sportsbetting Parlours: 0
  • Casino Hotels: 5
  • Venues: 9
  • Restaurants: 22
  • Minimum Bet: $ 0.01
  • Maximum Bet: $ 5
  • Total Casino sq/ft: 282,528 sq/ft
  • Total Convention sq/ft: 80,770 sq/ft