Nevada Casino Guide
Facts About Gambling & Online Casinos in Nevada
When it comes to online and land-based casinos, you’ll find it all and then some in Nevada. Nevada, particularly in the cities of Las Vegas and Reno, is a gambler’s paradise. Casinos are usually open year-round, at all hours, and the addition of bars, restaurants, theaters, museums, and plush hotel accommodations makes this area a must-see attraction. With the legalization of online gambling in Nevada, Nevada residents and visitors in Nevada can also play their favorite casino games online.
History of Gambling in Nevada
Ever since Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, the state has been a mecca for poker players, slots fans, and those who simply love table games like Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. When they legalized gambling, Nevada’s lawmakers hoped it would be the means to bringing in revenue again following the Great Depression. It seemed to work as Nevada gambling profits are one of the state’s biggest forms of tax revenues. In February 2015, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board reported tax revenues of $83,893,500 statewide from gambling.
Not much would change in terms of casino gambling in Nevada until 2013. In February of that year, Governor Brian Sandoval signed the bill that legalized online gambling in Nevada. Immediately, close to two dozen operators applied for permits to open online casinos.
Age Restrictions for Gambling in Nevada
If you’re looking to play casino games in Nevada, note that you must be 21. Anyone under that age is prohibited from gambling in both brick and mortar and online casinos.
Nevada’s Casino Gambling Outlook
Now that online casinos are legal to anyone living in or visiting Nevada, the gambling outlook for both land-based and online casinos is impressive. As of 2015, two state-approved online gaming sites are already open. All eyes are on these sites to see how much revenue they pull in, and it’s certain that if they are successful, there is nowhere to go but up.
Local and Online Casinos in Nevada
There are dozens of land-based casinos in Nevada. Most of them are found in Las Vegas/Paradise, but Reno also houses a good number. In Las Vegas and neighboring Paradise, things change rapidly as new hotels and casinos are built to meet the huge demand for both rooms and on-site casinos. These hotels are located both on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Among the options are establishments like Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, Flamingo, Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, Treasure Island, and the Venetian, among dozens of others.
In Reno, casinos include establishments ranging from Atlantis to Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino. There’s also Grand Sierra, Harrah’s, and Silver Legacy available. Many Nevada cities outside of Reno and Las Vegas also have casinos. Find these properties in places like Beatty, Carson City, Crystal Bay, Elko, Henderson, Laughlin, Mesquite, Sparks, Stateline, Sunrise Manor, West Wendover, Winchester, and Yerington.
Two online casinos are approved and licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission. These casinos are:
Real Gaming – realgaming.com
World Series of Poker – www.wsop.com