Coming Soon: Guides To Local Casinos Across the US
The US features a fascinating landscape of retail and tribal casinos. All 50 states have unique outlooks, laws and offerings when it comes to land-based casino gambling, and as a player, this is the most fun to explore. You probably know the capital of all things gambling, Las Vegas, Nevada with its historic, golden age casinos, themed casinos like the Luxor, and modern masterpieces. And of course there’s its smaller, east coast counterpart, Atlantic City, New Jersey. But did you know Oklahoma actually comes in behind Nevada as having the second-most casinos in one state? California falls next in line, followed by Colorado. But if you hit Utah, there are absolutely no casinos. Every state varies in its offerings and it's interesting to see how you can travel from the barren land of a gambling-averse place to crossing state lines into some of the most pro-gambling places you’ve ever been - all in minutes!
Additionally, the US has an extensive amount of Tribal Casino offerings. These are owned by tribes and located within tribal land jurisdiction, so their laws and even what their properties can offer can vary widely from non-tribal casinos, also known as commercial casinos. In some states, tribes hold all the power much like a monopoly, and tribal casinos are the only legal kind in operation, though they sometimes partner with larger retail brands such as Caesars, Harrah’s and Hard Rock.
There are too many various types of casinos in the US to count - but that makes it fun for players. Try out the Riverboat casinos in Mississippi, cruise ship casinos off the coast or Florida or visit bingo halls in California. Then head to Vegas and wander MGM Grand’s 171,500-square-foot casino floor or raise the stakes at the secret Wynn Sky Casino high roller room. You can also try your luck at “racinos,” which are venues combining a horse racing track with a few limited legal casino games, or visit luxe rooms dedicated to just poker.
How We Review Casino Sites
Step 1 - Screening & KYC Procedures
Online casino site safety should never be a roll of the dice. When it comes to the security of not only your chosen gaming website, but all of your personal data, there is no room for error. Registration protocols are in place for your protection and any operator worth its salt takes these very seriously, including safeguarding your identification information and bank and payment details.
Step 2 - Bonuses & Promotions
We’ve sorted through hundreds of bonus types and promo codes for both new and existing players. We share insights on which site offers the best value and the tricks to making a bonus work for your style of play and bank roll. We even have a whole page devoted to how and where to get the holy grail of casino bonuses: no deposit bonuses. Find all the best promos available with one click.
Step 3 - Games & Software
Our favorite operators have huge welcome bonus offers, Marvel movie-level design, responsive customer service, and most importantly, an impeccable games library. In short, they need to check all, not some, of the boxes to pass our test. Think of it like a mediocre dinner menu versus a top-notch buffet. Why pay for options that are good, yet limited, when you can have a full spread of high-quality, unlimited varieties of food - or games - in every category.
Step 4 - Banking & Payments
Whether you’re a veteran loyalty club member playing on a casino or just starting out in online casino play, you definitely don’t want any payment or banking information compromised. After all, you wouldn’t want anything to delay withdrawing your winnings! We sign up for each casino and look at the deposit and withdrawal methods, timeframes and pain points so there are no surprises. We also note processing speed and data security and make sure we list only reputable payment providers.
Step 5 - Competitor Analysis
Get the popcorn - you don’t want to miss any of our detailed online casino reviews, including pros and cons. There are so many personal preference factors that go into choosing a safe, regulated online casino that we want to help you narrow it down as much as possible. Hate table games? Then we’ll tell you which site has the largest number of slots. Want to bet yourself you can visit every casino in Florida? We have the rundown. All of our pages contain both detailed information and scannable lists of the best brands and their current offers.
Step 6 - Behind the Scenes and Customer Care
Think of our review team as mini private investigators. We go to great lengths to scope out every online casino company and their practices, searching for any red flags. We look through online forums, comments, security breaches, complaints and more so that we’re never sending you to play anywhere with shady practices. We also engage with customer service teams to gauge response time and resolution.