Hawaii Gambling

Hawaii is known as ‘The Aloha State’ which means hello & goodbye in the language spoken by the people there. Hawaii was the last state to be admitted to the Union back on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is home to about 1,360,301 people and is ranked 40th as far as population among the 50 states. Hawaii is ranked 43rd in the United States as far as area because it only covers 10,931 square miles. In the Hawaiian alphabet there are only 12 letters with vowels a,e,i,o,u and Consonants h,k,l,m,n,p, & w. From east to west, Hawaii is the widest state in the United States. Hawaii was made from underwater volcanoes which erupted under the ocean. As far as area, Honolulu is the largest city in the world today.

Land Based Gambling

Hawaii has very strict gambling laws, starting with the lottery Hawaii is one of 14 states that do not have a lottery along with; Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah & Wyoming. Hawaii does not allow any kind of gambling other than social gambling, most are confused by what social gambling means, in short it basically means that a player cannot make a wager against anyone they are not social with, friends & family. The state is one of the few that does not offer land based casinos or pari-mutuel horse racing. Bingo & Charity events for profit are also not legal within the state of Hawaii.

Online Casinos

The federal law allows gambling of any kind for anyone who is 18 or over and allows the states to individually set their own laws about gambling, whether they want to allow it within their state or not. In Hawaii, it has said that online gambling is not permitted with the consequences of facing a misdemeanor. In the United States however, 1 person throughout the states combined has ever been convicted of gambling on the internet after he won $300,000 from an online casino. The reason the number is so low vs. the amount of people who actually gamble online is because internet gambling is deemed a ‘victimless crime’ therefore it does not have a strong motive for law enforcement to go out looking for those committing this offense. Many states now are trying to completely legalize and regulate online gambling in order to pull the states out of a major deficit. Hawaii is another state that has members of office fighting to legalize this kind of gambling.