Maine is currently ranked as the 41st state in the United States as far as population goes. The state is home to roughly about 1,274,923 people. Maine is located in the New England region of the Northeastern United States and borders the Atlantic ocean to the East & South. Maine is known as ‘The Pine Tree State.’ The state was 23rd to become a part of the 50 states. Many people believe that most forms of gambling are illegal in Maine, however this is completely untrue. In fact, the state of main offers casinos, bingo casinos, pari-mutuel betting and has a state lottery. The state of Maine also allows online gambling as well.
Land Based Casinos
When visiting Maine, you can find two land-based casinos, Penobscot High Stakes Bingo Casino and the Hollywood Slots Casino located in Bangor. Both of these casinos offer many different kinds of gaming. At Penobscot High Stakes Bingo Casino players can find Pull Tabs and Bingo. At Hollywood Slots, players will be able to find slots & many other kinds of gaming as well. Those who would like to gamble in a casino in the state of Maine must be 21 or over.
Pari-mutuel gambling is also legal in the state of Maine, players can make bets at two different horse racing tracks. The first is Bangor Raceway and the other is Scarborough downs. Both Residents and Tourists are eligible to make bets here. Those who would like to participating in betting. Those who would like to participate in pari-mutuel betting in the state of Maine must be 18 or over.
Bingo is a big part of the gambling scene in Maine, players here can be as young as 16 to participate in Bingo events throughout the state. For online bingo players must be at least 18 or over, some sites allow players who are 21 and over. Maine also has a state lottery where players can participate at the age of 18 and over. There are several different games like Powerball, Megabucks, Plus, Mega Millions, Weekly Grand Extra, Pick Three, Pick Four and more.
Currently the state of Maine does not have any laws against online gambling, players can gamble online at age 18. There are many different sites available to United States players. Online casinos differ from land based casinos because it offers more selection when it comes to games and promotions. Players may have heard that online gambling is illegal, this is due to the passing of the UIGEA which basically prohibits banks and credit card companies from funding online casino accounts, however it does not prohibit the player from gaming online.