Missouri Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Missouri
Right now, the only legal online casino in Missouri is social. Social online casinos can be played from your phone or desktop and provide you with all the same games you'd find at any other casino site, like online slots and table games. The only difference is that you don't have much of a chance to win any real money playing in a social casino. Your only opportunity would be to enter a sweepstake and hit a jackpot that could potentially have cash.
Most likely, Missouri will wait and see how fast other states legalize online casinos before attempting to themselves.
Missouri Land-Based Casino Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Missouri 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 Missouri, 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 Missouri
Types of Casinos in Missouri
The casinos in Missouri are all located on riverboats and there are no Indian casinos in Missouri. In November 1992 Missouri voters approved a statewide referendum to allow riverboat gambling. That made Missouri the fifth state to approve this form of gambling.
Since the riverboats are not required to cruise, almost all casinos in Missouri are built on a barge which gives them the appearance of a land-based building, rather than a riverboat.
When the Missouri casinos first began operating they were required to cruise and they all conducted two-hour gaming sessions with a $500 loss-limit on each session. In early 2000 the law was changed to allow continuous boarding and cruising was no longer required for Missouri casinos. In November 2008 the state’s $500 loss limit provision was eliminated as the result of a statewide referendum.
Options for Gambling in Missouri
There are no Branson, Missouri casinos, nor are there casinos in Joplin, Missouri. The closest casino to those cities would actually be in Oklahoma, at Indigo Sky Casino, about 120 miles from Branson.
Only Kansas City and St. Louis casinos are open 24 hours. The hours of operation are shown for all other Missouri casinos in their listings below. There are many casinos in Missouri with hotels. Just use our list below to see if the Missouri casino you wish to visit has a hotel.
Unless otherwise noted, all casinos offer: slots, video poker, craps, blackjack, roulette, and three card poker. Optional games include: baccarat (B), mini-baccarat (MB), caribbean stud poker (CSP), poker (P), pai gow poker (PGP), let it ride (LIR), Spanish 21 (S21), and four card poker (FCP).
The payback percentages for slot machines at all casinos in Missouri are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Missouri casinos.
NOTE: If you happen to win a jackpot of $1,200 or more in Missouri, the casino will withhold 4% of your winnings for the Missouri Department of Revenue. If you want to try and get that money refunded, you will be required to file a state income tax return and, depending on the details of your return, you may get some of the money returned to you. The $1,200 threshold would also apply to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.
Gambling Laws in Missouri
If you want to order a drink while playing in one of the Missouri casinos, be aware that gaming regulations do not allow casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages. The minimum gambling age is 21.
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For more information on visiting casinos in Missouri or other tourism information, call the state’s Travel Center at (800) 877-1234 or go to www.visitmo.com.