Kansas City Casino Guide
Types of Casinos in Kansas City
There are six casinos in Kansas City. Four of the Kansas City casinos can be found on the Missouri side, while the other two Kansas City casinos are located on the Kansas side.
All of the casinos in Kansas City, Missouri are housed on riverboats. They are not required to cruise, however, so all of the casinos in Kansas City on the Missouri side are built barges which give them the appearance of a land-based building, rather than a riverboat.
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 Kansas City, 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 win a jackpot of $1,200 or higher, in Missouri, the casinos will withhold 4% of your winnings for the Missouri Department of Revenue. You can try to get that money refunded, by filing a state income tax return and, depending on the details of your return, you may get some of it back. That $1,200 amount would also apply to cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.
Gambling Laws in Kansas City, Missouri
If you want to order a drink while playing in a Missouri casino, please note that regulations do not allow casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages. The minimum gambling age is 21 for all casinos in Kansas City, Missouri and all of the casinos are open 24 hours.
Casinos in Kansas City, Kansas
There are two different types of casinos in Kansas City, Kansas. One is state-owned and operated, while the other is an Indian casino.
No information is released about the payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at state-operated casinos in Kansas. However, the state's gaming regulations require that the machines return at least 87%.
Indian casinos in Kansas also do not release information on their slot machine payback percentages. However, according to tribal-state compacts, “the minimum payback percentage for electronic gaming devices is 80%.”
Both Kansa City casinos are open 24 hours. The state-run casino offers the following games: slot machines, video poker, video keno, blackjack, craps, and roulette. Other games include poker, pai gow poker, mini-baccarat, let it ride, Mississippi stud, three card poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and bingo.
Gambling Laws in Kansas City, Kansas
The Indian casino only has gaming machines and does not offer any table games. The minimum gambling age is 21 at both of the Kansas City casinos.
List of Casinos in Kansas City
Shown below is a list of the four casinos in Kansas City, Missouri and the two casinos in Kansas City, Kansas. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- 7th Street Casino KANSAS
- Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
- Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
- Harrahs North Kansas City
- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway KANSAS
- Isle of Capri Casino - Kansas City
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For more information on visiting Kansas City casinos on the Missouri side, or for general tourism information, call the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau at (816) 221-5242 or go to www.visitkc.com.
For more information on visiting Kansas City casinos on the Kansas side, or for general tourism information, call the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 264-1563 or go to www.visitkansascitykc.com.