When you are playing in the United States, it is always important to make sure that you know the rules of the particular state that you are visiting, as they can differ very greatly and so you need to know what to expect. The good news when it comes to Alaska is that there are some great casinos on offer, but on the other hand there are no pari mutuel activities (such as horse racing or dog racing which you could bet on). Still, this will give you plenty of opportunities to play when you have the inclination to do so.
In terms of visiting the state and having something to do during the days rather than gambling, there are going to be plenty of options for entertainment in Alaska. The state is known for extreme beauty in terms of the wilderness that you can find, as well as extreme weather which can swing from severe winters to harsh summer climates. Alaskan cruises which include whale watching are very popular, and there are primarily chances to play bingo as well as pull tab machines. Most of the casino venues in the state are owned and operated by Native Americans and are located on reservation land, and while you may not be able to find many Las Vegas style casinos here you will certainly find venues on a medium scale which have a laid back vibe and a great atmosphere for you to enjoy. There are eight casinos for you to try out which all can be found in eight different cities: Atka, Barrow, Juneau, Klawock, Metlakatla, Sand Point, Sitka, and Kake. This makes it the twenty seventh ranked state in the US in terms of the amount of casinos that can be found there, with some great opportunities to play. The biggest venue in the state is the Klawock IRA Pull Tab Shoppe, which has two slot machine games on offer as well as sixty five bingo seats, making this more of an intimate venue than the normal bingo halls that you will find across the US. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays as well as the weekends this venue is open from 9am to 8pm; on Wednesdays and Fridays it is open from 9am to 11pm. This means that you will not be able to play through the evening as you would in most other states, so make sure that you plan your visit accordingly to make sure that you are able to get the best experience and the largest amount of time to play.
The second biggest venue that you will be able to find in Alaska is the Atka Ira Council in Atka, which only offers bingo and no other form of casino games. Be aware that you cannot find any table games or other electronic gaming machines in the state, so if you want to try those kinds of games you are going to have to sign up to an online casino to play them all.