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Missouri Casino Guide

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Missouri has a good offering of what can be loosely defined as riverboat casinos. You'll find most of the major casino games offered here, although you won't find much variation out of these standard games. 

While Missouri was at the forefront of legalizing riverboat gambling, they have done little since that time to expand the legality of gambling - including opening to online casinos. 

Still, if riverboat casinos are your thing, Missouri has a good selection scattered across the state and in its major cities. 

Online Casinos in Missouri 

Online gambling - either for casinos or sports betting - is currently illegal throughout Missouri.

Right now, the only legal online casino-like playing 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. 

Land-based Casinos in Missouri

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Missouri has around a dozen land-based casinos and riverboat casinos. You get a real variety in Missouri - from those open 24 hours to smaller operations.

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.

To see a list of all casinos in St. Louis, Missouri be sure to visit our St. Louis casinos page. To see a list of all casinos in Kansas City, Missouri be sure to visit our Kansas City casinos page.

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
  • 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).

Payback Percentages in Missouri

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.

Types of Land-based Casinos in Missouri

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All of the casinos in Missouri are all located on riverboats and there are no Native American 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.

List of Land-Based Casinos in Missouri

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City

  • Address 3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64161
  • Phone (816) 414-7000
  • Website: kansascity.ameristar.com

Casino Size: 140,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Poker, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Four Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Pai Gow Poker
Special Features: 4,000-passenger barge adjacent to the Missouri River. 41-screen Sports Pub. 18-screen movie theater complex. Burger King. 1,384-seat event center.

Ameristar Casino St. Charles

  • Address: 1 Ameristar Blvd, St Charles, MO 63301, United States
  • Phone: +1 636-949-7777
  • Casino Size: 130,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Three-Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Mississippi Stud

Special Features: 2,000-passenger barge on the Missouri River. $2 buffet discount for Players Club members.

Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa

  • Address: 777 NW Argosy Casino Pkwy, Riverside, MO 64150
  • Phone: +1 816-746-3100
  • Website: https://www.argosykansascity.com/

Casino Size: 62,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold'em

Special Features: 4,675-passenger single-deck Mediterranean-themed barge adjacent to the Missouri River.

Harrah's North Kansas City

  • Address: 1 Riverboat Dr, North Kansas City, MO 64116, United States
  • Phone: 816-472-7777
  • Website: https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-kansas-city

Casino Size: 63,300 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold'em

Special Features: 1,700-passenger two-deck barge adjacent to the Missouri River. Closed 5 am-8 am Wednesdays. Buffet discount for Players Club members.

Hollywood Casino St. Louis

  • Address: 777 Casino Center Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
  • Phone: +1 855-785-4263
  • Website: https://www.hollywoodcasinostlouis.com/

Casino Size: 120,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Four Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em

Special Features: Two 3,200-passenger barges on the Missouri River. Ben & Jerry's Ice cream.

Isle of Capri Casino - Boonville

  • Address: 100 Isle of Capri Blvd, Boonville, MO 65233
  • Phone: +1 660-882-1200
  • Website: https://www.isleofcapriboonville.com/gaming

Casino Size: 28,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, 21+3, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Flop Poker

Special Features: 600-passenger barge on the Missouri River

Century Casino Cape Girardeau (formerly Isle of Capri Casino - Cape Girardeau)

  • Address: 777 Main St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Phone: +1 573-730-7624
  • Website: https://www.cnty.com/cape-girardeau/casino/

Casino Size: 7,725 sq ft 

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat

Casino KC (formerly Isle of Capri Kansas City)

  • Address: 1800 E Front St, Kansas City, MO 64120
  • Phone: +1 816-855-7777
  • Website: https://casinokc.com/

Casino Size: 30,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Mini-Bacarrat, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold'em

Special Features: 2,000-passenger two-deck Caribbean-themed barge docked in a man-made lake fed by the Missouri River. Closed 5am-6am Wednesdays. Features two casual dining outlets: The Lone Wolf and Tradewinds Marketplace.

Century Casino Caruthersville (formerly Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville)

  • Address: 777 E 3rd St, Caruthersville, MO 63830
  • Phone: +1 573-333-6000
  • Website: https://www.cnty.com/caruthersville/

Casino Size: 21,400 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker
Special Features: 875-passenger sternwheeler on the Mississippi River. 27-space RV park ($40 per night); discounts for Good Sam and Fan Club members. 1,000-Seat Expo Center and 3,000-Seat Outdoor Amphitheater. Free local shuttle service available, call (573) 724-7683 for information.

Lumiere Place Casino Resort

  • Address: 999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Phone: +1 314-881-7777
  • Website: https://www.lumiereplace.com/

Casino Size: 75,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Poker, Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Pai Gow Poker

Special Features: 2,500-passenger barge floating in a man-made canal 700 feet from the Mississippi River. Property also features 200-room Four Seasons Hotel. Closed 6am-8am Wednesdays.

Mark Twain Casino

  • Address: 104 Pierce St, La Grange, MO 63448
  • Phone: +1 866-454-5825
  • Website: https://www.marktwaincasinolagrange.com/

Casino Size: 18,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette,Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em

Special Features: 600-passenger barge on the Mississippi River. 8-space RV park ($25 per night). Gift shop.

River City Casino

  • Address: 777 River City Casino Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63125
  • Phone: +1 314-388-7777
  • Website: https://www.rivercity.com/

Casino Size: 90,000 Square Feet

Other Games: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Poker, Mini-Bacarrat, Let it Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Mississippi Stud

St. Jo Frontier Casino

  • Address: 777 Winners Cir, St Joseph, MO 64505
  • Phone: +1 816-279-5514
  • Website: https://www.stjofrontiercasino.com/

Casino Size: 18,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker

Special Features: Casino is on a barge in a moat adjacent to the Missouri River. Gift shop.

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.

History Of Gambling In Missouri

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Missouri has a fairly long history of legal riverboat casinos in the state. There has been little action in terms of gambling in the state until the regulation of fantasy sports in 2016.

  • 1993 Missouri Gaming Commission founded for the regulation of riverboat casinos
  • 1994 Creation of the Charitable Games Division. Games included under its remit: bingo and other associated games at qualified licensed, religious, charitable, fraternal, veteran and service organizations.
  • 2016 The Missouri Fantasy Sports Consumer Protection Act began

Gambling Laws in Missouri

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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.

As of now there is no serious discussion of expanding into online casinos or sports betting. The latter might be expected to take place first as Missouri is among the few states that has legal fantasy sports betting.

Regulatory Organizations

For more information on visiting casinos in Missouri or other tourism information, call the state’s Travel Center at (800) 877-1234 or click here.

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