Alaska is known as ‘The Last Frontier.’ Another thing about Alaska that some might not know is that it is ranked number 1 for the United States in terms of area as it spans 663,268 square miles. The state ranks 47th in terms of population as it is home to under 1 million people. The state is most famously know for it’s beauty and extreme weather conditions. Alaska was one of the last states to join the union in 1959.
Land Based Casinos
Of course there are casinos in Alaska, players usually find them few and far between but they are there. Players can choose from a few different casinos which are owned and operated by Native American tribes which offer gaming to players who are 18 or 21. In these casinos the tribes are able to set the age limit due to where the bar is located within the casino. Some of the casinos found in Alaska are; Tlinga and Haida Indians of CBJ bingo, Sitka Tribal Bingo, Organized Village of Kake Bingo, Klawock IRA pull tabs shoppe, & Native Village Barrow Pull Tabs. Most of these specifically offer bingo & pull tabs however, some are able to offer other kinds of gambling. Alaska is one of the few states that does not offer pari-mutuel betting which is mainly due to the weather. Another difference between Alaska and other states as far as gambling is the fact that the state also does not have a lottery. Players who would like to participate in bingo, bust be 18 or over and for pull tabs, players must be 19 and over.
Alaska has not passed any laws against gambling online. The federal laws also have not been passed to prohibit this kind of gambling, the only law pertaining to online gambling is the UIGEA which does not allow player to deposit or make withdrawals with a players banking or credit card information. Mainly this law was passed to lower the chances of money laundering. Online casinos are very different from land based casinos in many different ways, players can choose from over 100 games at any online casino from table games, card games, keno & of course slots. Players will also find many different promotions at online casinos with deposit match bonuses and no deposit bonuses. Online casinos offer their players the option to download the software to their computer to have easy access to all of the games or, the player can choose to utilize the flash version which is available right on the website and does not require a download.