Introduction to American Samoa Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2018
American Samoa slot machine casino gambling does not exist. However, American Samoa enjoys bingo, which is not legally considered to be gambling.
This U.S. territory is primarily the large island of Tutuila, with its capital of Pago Pago, along with a group of much smaller islands. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand.
However, casino gambling is allowed at the nearby nation of Western Samoa, which is not a U.S. territory. Its two main islands of Savai’i and Upolu with four smaller islands are a former colony of the British Empire. Samoa, as it is commonly called, is officially known as the Independent State of Samoa.
American Samoa has a population of roughly 57,000 individuals with an industry centered around the U.S. Naval Base located there. Airline access to American Samoa is limited to small airplane flights to nearby Samoa as well as weekly flights to Hawaii.
The independent nation of Western Samoa consists of roughly 200,000 individuals with a busy tourism industry. Tourists travel here via flight options from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and more.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in American Samoa*
None are available.
Further, there is no minimum age for gambling in American Samoa as all gambling is illegal. However, bingo is not considered to be a gambling activity in this U.S. territory and is a popular pastime on the island.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws apply to various forms of gambling. This information is not intended to provide legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in American Samoa
No information is available.
Gaming Control Board in American Samoa
None are known to exist.
Casinos in American Samoa
There are no land-based casinos, other than bingo halls which are not legally considered to be a gambling activity.
List of Casinos in American Samoa
None are available, other than the cruise ship options mentioned below.
List of Tribal Casinos in American Samoa
There are no tribal casinos in American Samoa.
Other Gambling Establishments
Typical international cruise ship gambling is assumed to exist on visiting ships to the international seaport of Pago Pago on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa.
Tautua Hall, located in Pago Pago, holds bingo games on Mondays thru Saturdays each week.
As an alternative to enjoying American Samoa slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in the nearby island nation of Samoa. For example, its capital of Apia offers a single major horse racing track.
Further, Western Samoa approved gambling as well as created a gaming control commission with the Casino and Gambling Control Act of 2010. The gaming commission is called the Gambling Control Authority.
The principle notion for casino operation in Samoa is based on the operator running a “junket” based business. Junkets are when an operator brings guests in from another location, houses them, looks after their daily needs while they gamble at his establishment.
Provisions of the Act do not permit locals entry to the casino. Casino entry is predicated upon fulfilling two pre-requisites, namely, being the holder of a foreign passport and being a registered guest at a resort or hotel.
Payout Returns in American Samoa
No payout return legal limits or actual statistics are available as casino gambling is illegal in American Samoa.
Summary of American Samoa Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2018
American Samoa slot machine casino gambling does not exist. It is located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. American Samoa does not have a significant tourism industry, and flight options to visit are extremely limited.
There are no casinos, with the exception of international cruise ships at Pago Pago on the largest island Tutuila. However, nearby Western Samoa offers significant tourism as well as gambling junkets options.
Annual Progress in American Samoa Slot Machine Casino Gambling
Over the last year, there has been no change in the illegal status of slot machine casino gambling in American Samoa. However, this 2018 article on American Samoa has been updated to include available gambling options at nearby Western Samoa.
2017 Archive: American Samoa Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2017 – American Samoa is in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. American Samoa slot machine casino gambling does not exist, with the exception of cruise ships docked at the international seaport of Pago Pago on the largest island Tutuila.
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