Casino Gambling in Hawaii

Hawaii Casino Guide

Facts About Gambling & Online Casinos in Hawaii

When it comes to gambling in a brick and mortar casino, options in Hawaii are non-existent. Your best bet is to find a U.S.-friendly casino and play online. In addition to no land-based casinos, Hawaii also does not participate in state lotteries or hold charity bingo tournaments.

History of Gambling in Hawaii

There is no gambling in Hawaii, one of two states that do not allow any form of gambling, but there have been steps taken to change all of this. Back in 2009, HB 146 was introduced in hopes of getting an amendment allowing gambling within the state. The bill was pushed to 2010. In 2011, there was a resolution to study the pros and cons of allowing state lotteries. A task force was also created to student the social and economic impacts of allowing casinos in Hawaii. Each time the bill was introduced following that, it was usually pushed off to the next year to allow for additional studies.

Age Restrictions for Gambling in Hawaii

Without casinos or lotteries, Hawaii has not needed to put an age limit for gambling in place. If you are gambling on a cruise ship or online you need to be 21.

Hawaii’s Casino Gambling Outlook

In 2015, a bill allowing slot machines in airports passed the first reading, but its future is still uncertain as it was referred to three other groups for more discussion. Another bill that also passed first readings but has an uncertain future in 2015 is a horse betting bill. The good news for casino players is that Hawaiian politicians keep bringing up making it legal to gamble in Hawaii.

Local Casinos

Hawaii lacks any land-based casinos, but if you want to pair a memorable vacation with gambling in Hawaii, you could hop on a cruise ship and explore new destinations while being pampered on a ship. Carnival, Holland America, and Norwegian Cruise Lines all have ports in Hawaii. The easiest, and perhaps most affordable, way to enjoy slots games, table games, and video poker is by playing in online casinos in Hawaii.