Introduction to Alabama Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Alabama slot machine casino gambling consists of six casinos including one pari-mutuel racetrack, one simulcast betting facility, three American Indian tribal casinos, and a cruise ship.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Alabama*
The minimum legal gambling age in Alabama depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 21
- Poker Rooms: 21
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: Not available
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
The legal nature of Alabama gaming machines has been relatively stable and accepted by state authorities since Victoryland reopened in 2016 after multiple raids over the decade.
Alabama has no state lottery.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Alabama
Gaming Control Board in Alabama
Regulation of Class II, bingo-style tribal casinos in Alabama is by the federal IGRA. In part, the IGRA allows tribes to offer types of games not prohibited by the state.
Alabama’s constitution once banned all forms of gambling, until amendments allowed for pari-mutuel racing in 1971 and charitable bingo in 1980. Therefore, the federal IGRA allows Alabama’s federally recognized tribes to offer bingo in the form of gaming machines. Alabama still prohibits Vegas-style slot machines and table games.
Alabama has four racing commissions located in Birmingham, Greene County, Macon County, and Mobile County. Each commission regulates pari-mutuel wagering and simulcast betting in their local municipality.
Casinos in Alabama
Alabama has one commercial pari-mutuel racetrack, one simulcast betting facility, three American Indian tribal casinos, and one Carnival cruise ship sailing from the Port of Mobile to international destinations.
The largest casino in Alabama is Quincy’s 777 Casino and Victoryland Greyhound Park with 3,200 gaming machines.
The second-largest casino is Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka having over 2,520 gaming machines.
Commercial Casinos in Alabama
Alabama has three commercial casinos. Bingo-style gaming machines are available for play at a pari-mutuel racetrack and a simulcast betting facility.
- Quincy’s 777 Casino and Victoryland Greyhound Park in Shorter, 25 miles east of Montgomery.
- Greenetrack Bingo & Racing in Eutaw, 81 miles southwest of Birmingham.
- Carnival Sensation cruise ship with its onboard casino departs from the Port of Mobile for destinations in the Caribbean and Panama Canal.
Vegas-style slot machines are available on Carnival Sensation while cruising in international waters.
Tribal Casinos in Alabama
The three tribal casinos in Alabama with Class II competition-style gaming machines include:
- Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore, 50 miles northeast of Mobile.
- Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, 20 miles northeast of Montgomery.
- Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Alabama slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Alabama is:
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to Alabama.
Our Alabama Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Alabama? If so, join our Alabama slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to freely join this closed Facebook Group community.
There, you can meet online and privately share your slots experiences with local slots enthusiasts about playing slot machines in Alabama. Join us!
Payouts and Returns in Alabama
Gaming regulations in Alabama, either commercial or tribal, do not include legal limits for theoretical payouts. Further, return statistics are unavailable to the public.
Summary of Alabama Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Alabama slot machine casino gambling consists of six casinos. Only the five land-based casinos offer Class II bingo-style gaming machines.
Annual Progress in Alabama Slot Machine Casino Gambling
Over the last year, there have been little change to Alabama’s gaming industry.
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