Texas Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Texas
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like online casinos will ever be legalized in Texas. The government is very opposed to the idea and dismisses any attempts at trying to regulate it. That being said, there are still options for those who want to play casino games for real money! Texas allows sweepstakes which means you can play slots online and potentially win cash.
You can also participate in legal online poker games through sweepstakes sites or Daily Fantasy Sports leagues. The state tends to move quite slow when it comes to gambling laws, land and online, so we don't expect much out of Texas.
Texas Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Texas 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 Texas, 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 Texas
Types of Casinos in Texas
There are two Indian casinos and one casino boat in Texas.
The casino boat, Jacks or Better Casino, is based in Galveston. The boat sails nine miles out into the Gulf of Mexico where casino gambling is permitted.
Options for Gambling in Texas
Both Indian casinos offer class II gaming machines based on bingo. Class II video gaming devices in Texas casinos look like slot machines but are actually bingo games and the spinning reels are for “entertainment purposes only.”
No public information is available concerning the payback percentages on any gaming machines in Texas casinos. Unlike the casinos in Texas, in many 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 all U.S. casinos.
One of the Indian casinos in Texas, Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, also offers pull-tab machines, bingo, and poker. That casino is the larger of the two casinos in Texas. It has a hotel, five restaurants and a casino with 3,300 gaming machines. The other casino, Naskila Gaming, does not have a hotel, It has one cafe and more than 800 gaming machines. Both of these Texas casinos are open 24 hours daily.
The casino boat offers blackjack, craps, roulette, three card poker, a sportsbook, slots and video poker. You must provide a photo ID or you won’t be allowed to board.
If you are looking for Texas casinos near Houston this is your best bet. While Houston has no casinos, Jacks or Better Casino is only about an hour away.
Gambling Laws in Texas
Many people ask, "are casinos legal in Texas?" The short answer is yes. However, there are some details that must be included. They are only allowed if they are located on a boat and sail out to international waters or if they are located on a federally recognized Indian reservation. but even then, there is still some room for dispute.
The state is in a legal fight to try and shut down one of the two Texas casinos, Naskila Gaming, but it has not been successful and the casino is still open. However, be sure to call the casino ahead of time if planning a trip there.
The minimum age for gambling on a casino boat is 18. The minimum gambling age for Indian Casinos is 21.
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For more information on visiting Texas casinos or general tourism information, call (800) 888-8TEX or go to www.traveltex.com.