Tennessee is known as ‘the Volunteer State’ which came from the amount of volunteers the state had during the war of 1812 and the mexican war. The state currently has a total population of 6,346,105 people according to the 2010 census report. The state rankes 17th for the United States as far as population and 36th as far as area as the state covers 42,143 square miles. Tennessee shares it’s borders with Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. Tennessee is one of three states throughout the 50 states that does not allow any kind of gambling but online gambling and the state lottery.
Land Based Casinos
Tennessee does not allow many different kinds of gambling, it is one of the very few states that does not have any casinos located within the state at all. Instead citizens have to travel in order to visit a land based casino. The state does however offer a state lottery for players who are 18 and over. The state lottery features games like Powerball, Cash 3, Cash 4, Tennessee Cash, Mega Millions & more games. The lottery in this state began funding the school system and provided grants for private or public colleges.
The state of Tennesee currently does not list any laws prohibiting online gambling from within the state. Players here can gamble online at age 18, since there are no land based casinos within the state, online gaming is a great alternative. Some of the perks with online gaming are the promotions which players can pick & choose the ones they would like to redeem. Some casinos offer no-deposit bonuses, deposit match bonuses, VIP rewards, loyalty points programs and more. Another great thing about gaming online is the fact that there are many more games to choose from like table games, card games, slots, keno & more. Most online casinos have a Mac & PC version of the software to accomodate all kinds of players. The PC version allows the player to download the software and have all of the games right at their fingertips, anytime. The Mac version is a flash powered gaming portal that is available right on the website which features most of the games as well. Currently the only federal law pertaining to online gaming is the UIGEA which only prohibits players from making deposits with their bank account or credit card information. Other deposit options are available, such as eWallets and money transfers.