Missouri is known by many as the ‘Show-Me State’. Missouri is ranked the 21st state as far as area. The state is home to about 6,000,000 people and is ranked 18th in the United States as far as population. Missouri is located in the Midwestern portion of the United States and is bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Missouri was admitted into the union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821. Missouri permits many different kinds of gambling like the lottery, casinos pari-mutuel betting and online gambling.
Land Based Casinos
In the state of Missouri there are about 9 different casinos a player can choose from while visiting the state, one of those is Harrah’s which is located in Kansas City. This is a Vegas-style facility and is very large with many different games available along with 2,000 slot machines. In addition, there is another Harrah’s casino located in St. Louis. There is also Isle of Capri which features two casinos both offer over 1,000 slot machines with poker and table games. The Ameristar Casino is located in St. Charles is a docked riverboat casino which offers slots, video poker, live poker, blackjack, dining and entertainment. A land based casino by the Ameristar is also available in Kansas City. Players must be 21 and over to enter a casino in Missouri.
Missouri also has a state lottery which features games like Mega Millions, Show Me Cash, Pick 3, Lotto, Powerball & more. Players can participate in this kind of gaming at age 18. This state is one of 43 states that allows pari-mutuel betting with horse racing. The state currently offers 1 horse racing track in St Louis called Fairmount Park Race Track. To participate in this kind of gambling a player must be 18 or over.
The state of Missouri has no laws against online gambling. Within the United States players are legal to gamble online at age 18. Since Missouri does not have too much of a selection when it comes to gaming facilities, players may have a better selection online. There are many different sites that welcome USA players. Some of the best perks to playing online are the fact that the promotions are much bigger than with any player’s club card at a land based casino. Currently the United States has 1 law pertaining to online gambling which is the UIGEA which only prohibits players from using their bank account or credit card to process any casino transaction, instead players can use an eWallet to fund the casino.