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Idaho has three two forms of casino gambling: Indian casinos and gaming machines at pari-mutuels.
Idaho has six Indian casinos that offer electronic pull-tab machines and other video games. The machines don’t pay out in cash. Instead they print out a receipt which must be cashed by a floor attendant or taken to the cashier’s cage. Some casinos also offer bingo (BG) and off-track betting (OTB).
The terms of the compact between the tribes and the state do not require any minimum payback percentage that the gaming machines must return to the public.
Idaho also has two racetracks, Greyhound Park and Event Center and Les Bois Park Raching, which offer instant racing betting machines. These machines, which appear to be slot machines, are actually based on unidentified past races. You must be 21 to play at these facilities.
The minimum gambling age at all Indian casinos is 18 and they are all open 24 hours. For Idaho tourism information call (800) 635-7820 or visit their web site: www.visitidaho.org
Shown below is a list of all Idaho casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Bannock Peak Casino
- Clearwater River Casino
- Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel
- Fort Hall Casino
- It'Se-Ye-Ye Casino
- Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa
- Les Bois Park Racing Note: this racetrack offers machines based on historical horse races
- Sage Hill Casino