Texas is known as ‘The Lone Star State’ and is ranked second in the United States for both area and population. The state is pretty huge as it covers a total of 268,581 square miles and has a population of 25,145,561 according to the 2010 census report. Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Currently in Texas players can participate in a state lottery, online gambling, pari-mutuel betting, play casino games on ships and participate in charity and bingo events.
Texas permits pari-mutuel betting for players who are 21 and over. This is actually the biggest form of gambling in the state as it has many different racetracks around the state that allows betting the racetracks here allow greyhound racing and horse racing including; Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Manor Downs, Gulf Greyhound Park, Corpus Christi Dog Track, Valley Race Park & Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. The state of Texas also has a state lottery where players can participate at age 18, players can choose from games like Lotto Texas, Powerball, Mega Millions, Pick 3, Pick 4, Scratchers, Cash 5 and more.
Texas Land Based Casinos
The state of Texas also allows Native American reservations to feature casinos. A law was passed by the US Supreme Court which ruled that Native American Tribes could have casinos outside of state jurisdiction in 1987, from there three tribes in Texas opened casinos. However, today there is only one casino still in operation in Texas which is the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino. Players within Texas can gamble in casinos at age 21.
Currently in Texas there are no laws that prohibit online gambling. Players per federal law can participate in this kind of gaming at age 18. There are many different USA friendly online casinos for players to choose from which feature hundreds of games and promotions. From loyalty points programs to free money online casinos have it all. Some promotions are better than land based casinos with deposit match bonuses which can double a player’s deposit into the hundreds. One of the best parts of gaming online for Texas players is the fact that they don’t have to travel to the one casino listed in the state. The only standing law pertaining to online gambling is the UIGEA which prohibits players from making deposits online with their credit card or banking information. Players can however, make deposits with other forms of money transfers such as eWallets or money orders.