The state which is home to the Big Apple has a capital city which is famous enough to have inspired Vegas casinos modelled after it and the landmarks that it is known for, so when you are visiting New York you may be too busy exploring one of the best known and most celebrated cities in the world to even think about gambling until you have been here for a good few days or even weeks. When you are ready to start placing some bets, however, you will find a great range of casinos, horse racing tracks with racinos, and casino cruise ships here, so make sure that you check out what is on offer as you are sure to find something that really suits your tastes.
The only casinos that are available here are run by Native Americans, but that does not mean that they are any less of a high quality than the big venues in other major cities, and there is a lot going on in greater New York in general. Home poker games are common, and the casinos hold table games, slot machines, video poker terminals, and even video keno. The interesting thing here is that the machines do not pay out in real coins while you are playing; instead they print out a ticket saying how much you have won, which you then have to take over to the cashier cage in order to redeem it for real cash. You can gamble here from the age of eighteen and up, though look out for the occasional venue which has a limit of twenty one. There are some great lottery draws to enter throughout each week too, including the standard lotto and the MEGA Millions multi state game. There are thirty nine gambling venues in total, though of course the largest majority of them are to be found in the city itself with eighteen venues there, mostly consisting of cruise ships. The largest casino in the state in terms of the amount of games on offer is the Seneca Niagara Casino, where there are three thousand two hundred slot machines as well as ninety seven table games. The biggest casino in terms of size, however, is the Turning Stone Casino Resort, which has an astonishing five hundred thousand square feet of gambling floor! As for the largest racino, that honour goes to the Monticello Raceway and Mighty M Gaming, where you will be able to choose from one thousand eight hundred slot machines.
The cruise ships which you can get on to here include plenty of ships run by First European Cruises as well as Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, with the Mediterranean Shipping Cruises and Royal Olympia Cruises companies rounding out your choices. There is much to be enjoyed in New York, so do not forget to check out venues such as the Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Yonkers Raceway, Syracuse Mile, Saratoga Race Course or Gaming and Raceway, Finger Lakes Racetrack, Tioga Downs, and more.