If there is one single state that is more associated with gambling than any other, then it has to be the one which brings in the most gambling revenue across the whole of the US. We are of course talking about Nevada, the home of two of the biggest North American gambling cities – Reno and Las Vegas. Gambling is a big industry here and so you can find just about any casino game or form of betting that you can think of, from table games to slots to sports books to a state lottery, giving you plenty to choose from.
Not only is the home of Sin City the biggest gambling state, but it is also one of the most progressive. Keen to enhance their reputation as the world’s most glitzy gambling destination, the state government in Nevada were quick to legalise online gambling in full and allow online poker room operators to get their licences in the state. As a result, the gambling industry here is stronger than ever, and there are a lot of stand out venues here which would dominate any other city in the world – but are almost dwarfed in Vegas. There are in fact three hundred and twenty seven casinos in this state, which is far more than any other and in fact is as much as three hundred times some of the states which are less interested in gambling! One hundred and twenty two of these are, unsurprisingly, located in Las Vegas, though there are also forty nine other cities that have gambling opportunities available for you to try out here. Just some of the resorts and casinos that you may have heard of include the Aladdin Resort and Casino; the Atlantis Casino Resort; Bally’s Las Vegas; the Bellagio Hotel and Casino; Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino; the Casino Royale and Hotel; the Circus Circus Hotel Casino Las Vegas; the Edgewater Casino and Hotel; Eldorado; the Excalibur Hotel and Casino; Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel; Flamingo Las Vegas; Golden Nugget Casino; the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; Harrah’s, in several different locations including Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas; Hooters Hotel and Casino; Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino; Luxor Hotel and Casino; Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino; the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino; Monte Carlo Resort and Casino; New York-New York Casino and Hotel; Palace Station Casino Hotel; and the Paris Las Vegas Casino Resort, just to name a few.
We could carry on by naming some of the even more famous casinos in Las Vegas and Reno that have made Nevada a real place on the map, such as the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino; the Plaza Hotel and Casino; the Riviera Hotel and Casino; the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino; Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower; The Mirage Casino; Treasure Island Casino; Tropicana Casino and Resort; Wynn Las Vegas; Planet Hollywood; and the Hooters Casino Hotel, which really cover a wide range of variety and different styles of entertainment in their breadth of forms.