Washington State Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Washington State
Compared to the other states in America, Washington State probably has some of the strictest rules around online gambling. Online casinos and online slots are strictly prohibited and anyone caught playing or operating would face serious charges. If there is one state you don't want to attempt gambling online in, it's Washington State.
There have been attempted bills in favor of online casinos but nothing ever seems to come out of them. Because of this, we don't expect to see legal online casinos available in Washington State for quite a while.
Washington State does allow sweepstakes, which offers free slots and the chance to win cash prizes.
Washington Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Washington 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 Washington, 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 Washington State
Types of Casinos in Washington State
All Washington casinos are affiliated with Indian Tribes and all have compacts with the state allowing them to offer live table games, as well as electronic ‘scratch’ ticket games which use a finite number of tickets with a predetermined number of winners and losers.
These video gaming machines have a maximum bet of $20. The Tribes are not required to release information on their slot machine percentage paybacks. However, according to the terms of the compact between the Tribes and the state, the minimum prize payout for electronic ‘scratch’ ticket games is 75%.
Options for Gambling in Washington State
All Indian casinos in Washington offer blackjack, craps, roulette, slots, video poker and pull tabs. Optional games offered include: baccarat, mini-baccarat, poker, pai gow poker, Caribbean stud poker, three-card poker, ultimate Texas hold em, four card poker, Spanish 21, big-6 wheel, keno, Off-Track Betting, and bingo.
Unlike the casinos in Washington state, 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.
Most Washington casinos are open on a 24-hour basis. The hours of operation are noted in each casino’s listing for those not open 24 hours.
If you are looking for casinos in Vancouver, Washington you are out of luck. However, Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield is just 20 miles away.
If you are looking for casinos in Washington state with hotels you are in luck because a majority of the casinos in the state have hotels.
Although most of the casinos in Washington have toll-free numbers be aware that some of these numbers will only work for calls made within Washington.
Card Rooms have been legal in Washington since 1974. Initially limited to just five tables per location, the law was changed in 1996 to allow up to 15 tables. One year later, a provision was added to allow house-banked games. Permissible games include blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, pai gow poker, let it ride, casino war and numerous other card games. Baccarat, craps, roulette, and keno are not allowed.
The maximum bet at each card room is dependent on certain licensing requirements and is capped at either $25 or $100. Additionally, the rooms can be open no more than 20 hours per day. These card rooms are now commonly called “mini-casinos.” The minimum gambling age in a card room is 18.
Each city and county has the option to ban the card rooms so they are not found in every major city (Seattle has none). Due to space limitations, we don’t list all of the Washington card rooms in this book.
For a list of card rooms, we suggest that you contact the Washington State Gambling Commission at (360) 486-3581, or visit their website at www.wsgc.wa.gov
Be sure to check back often so you can stay up to date on what is the new casino in Washington state.
Gambling Laws in Washington State
The minimum gambling age is 21 at most casinos (at some it’s 18) and 18 for bingo or pari-mutuel betting. Look in the “Special Features” listing for each casino to see which allow gambling at 18 years of age.
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For more information on visiting Washington casinos, call the state's tourism department at (800) 544-1800 or go to www.experiencewa.com.