There are five riverboat casinos in St. Louis. Four are in St. Louis, Missouri and one is in nearby East St. Louis, Illinois which is located on the other side of the Mississippi River, about three miles from downtown St. Louis.
In addition to those five St. Louis casinos, the Argosy Casino in Alton, Illinois is another nearby casino that is located about 25 miles north of St. Louis.
All St. Louis casinos offer slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette. Some casinos also offer: let it ride, baccarat, mini-baccarat, poker, Ultimate Texas hold ’em, Caribbean stud poker, Mississippi stud, pai gow poker, and four card poker.
The payback percentages for slot machines at all casinos in St. Louis, 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.
The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all Illinois casinos are also to the public. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Illinois 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 St Louis
If you want to order a drink while playing, be aware that gaming regulations do not allow casinos in Illinois, nor Missouri, to provide free alcoholic beverages. The minimum gambling age is 21 at all casinos in St. Louis and its surrounding areas.
List of Casinos in St. Louis
Shown below is a list of all St Louis casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Ameristar Casino St. Charles
- Casino Queen
- Hollywood Casino St. Louis
- Lumiere Place Casino Resort
- River City Casino
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For more information on visiting casinos in St Louis call the city’s Travel Center at (314) 421-1023 or go to www.explorestlouis.com.