Arizona Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Arizona
Although Arizona has a long tradition with some great landbased casinos, it has not legalized online casinos. There have been discussions of legalizing online casinos, but there are no concrete plans in place at this time.
Arizona does have a state lottery though, which can indicate an openness to other forms of betting.
The nearest online casinos will be in Nevada, where you can play online poker through WSOP.
But, you can still register with a legal online casino while you're in Arizona. That means you can get the casino's bonus offers or deposit, and then play whenever you're in states where it's legal (even in a layover at the airport). (Do be aware of the casino bonus's expiry date, though.)
Arizona Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all Arizona casino locations by using our Casinos Map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in Arizona, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
Land-Based Casinos in Arizona
Types of Casinos in Arizona
All casinos in Arizona are located on Indian reservations.
Options for Gambling in Arizona
These casinos offer slot machines and video poker, as well as video keno. While Arizona casinos aren't required to release information on their slot machine payback percentages, the Arizona Department of Gaming requires each of the tribes' machines to return the specific minimum and maximum paybacks. Each tribe is free to set their machines anywhere between those limits at their sole discretion.
Unlike the casinos in Arizona, in many U.S. states, the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.
There are many casinos in Arizona with hotels and the links below will take you to a detailed list of information about each casino, noting which ones have a hotel. All Arizona casinos are open 24 hours with a minimum gambling age of 21. There are quite a few casinos in Phoenix, Arizona and within a 10-minute drive, you can reach all eight of those Arizona casinos.
Laws Governing Arizona Casinos
Since casinos were legalized on reservations in the 1990s, all gambling within the state of Arizona is limited to tribal casinos, horse racing as well as the official state lottery. All activities are governed by the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compacts held between the state and 21 separate Native American tribes.
With over 20 million acres of land, tribal land takes up more than a quarter of all land in Arizona authorized by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. All proceeds made from gaming are required to be used for charity or to the benefit of the tribal governments.
Arizona Casinos Today
Greyhound racing, once the dominant form of legal gambling within the state, ended earlier in 2017 when new legislation passed effectively banning it thus ending its 72-year legacy.
Casino Gambling in Arizona today is a major income source for the tribes, providing a profit of about $100 million per year according to the Arizona Indian Gaming Association.
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For more information on visiting casinos in Arizona, or for general tourism information, call the state's Office of Tourism at (866) 275-5816 or visit their website at tourism.az.gov.