Introduction to District of Columbia Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2018
District of Columbia slot machine casino gambling does not exist. This U.S. federal district has no casinos and therefore no slot machines. However, the nearby states of Maryland and Virginia offer several casinos.
While formally named the District of Columbia, it is more commonly referred to as Washington, DC, the capital of the United States. It covers 68 square miles, of which 7 square miles is water.
This post continues the weekly blog series Online Resource: State-By-State Slots Gambling Summaries, an online resource dedicated to guiding slot machine casino gambling enthusiasts to success. Each weekly post reviews slots gambling in a single U.S. state, territory, or federal district.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in District of Columbia*
The minimum gambling age in the District of Columbia depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: n/a
- Poker Rooms: n/a
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: n/a
District of Columbia lottery players must be 18 years of age or older, but a person under 18 may receive a lottery ticket as a gift and be paid a lottery prize.
*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 District of Columbia
In the District of Columbia, it is legal to own slot machines manufactured prior to 1952, if intended for exhibition or private use by the owner, and not used for gambling purposes.
Gaming Control Board in District of Columbia
The District of Columbia does not have gaming commissions for racing, sports betting, or casinos. However, its Office of Lottery and Charitable Games provides gaming regulations for both of these activities. It identifies its Mission as:
“To provide revenue-generating entertainment through the sales of innovative lottery products and promotions that directly benefits the residents and the economic vitality of the District of Columbia.”DC’s Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
The District of Columbia legalized its Lottery in 1982. The DC Lottery pays out more than 50% of annual sales in prize money, totaling $3 billion since 1982.
Over the last 30 years, the Charitable Games Division has approved over 3,000 licenses, resulting in “more than $123 million for food, education, housing, health care, and other basic needs and services for residents of the District of Columbia.”
Casinos in District of Columbia
No casinos exist in the District of Columbia.
List of Casinos in District of Columbia
No casinos exist in the District of Columbia.
List of Tribal Casinos in District of Columbia
The District of Columbia does not have any federally recognized American Indian tribes.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying District of Columbia slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state.
The District of Columbia is bordered by:
Each of the links above will take you to my state-specific blog for that bordering state to the District of Columbia.
Payout Returns in District of Columbia
There are no casinos in the District of Columbia, and therefore no theoretical or actual payout returns.
Summary of District of Columbia Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2018
Due to having no casinos, District of Columbia slot machine casino gambling does not exist in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC.
However, relatively nearby casinos are available in the bordering states of Maryland and Virginia.
Annual Progress in District of Columbia Slot Machine Casino Gambling
2017 Archive: District of Columbia Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2017 – Delaware slot machine casino gambling consists of three pari-mutuel wagering racinos: Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway. Its 7,520 slots and gaming machines are operated by the Delaware Lottery. Notably, the Delaware Lottery has a strong policy of winner privacy, unless the winner specifies otherwise.
Other State-By-State Articles from Professor Slots
- Series: Online Resource: State-By-State Slots Gambling Summaries – Now in its second year, this series is an online resource dedicated to slot machine casino gambling enthusiasts. It provides 56 weekly, detailed gambling summarizes covering each U.S. state, territory, and the federal district to capture dynamic changes occurring of late in the U.S. gaming/gambling industry specific to slots play.
- Previous: Delaware Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2018 – Delaware slot machine casino gambling consists of 3 racinos offering VLT-style slot machines. Legal payout returns are between 87% and 95
%,unless otherwise approved by the Delaware Lottery Director. For July 2018, actual payout return statistics for each casino were between 92% and 93%. Delaware has no tribal casinos.
- Next: Florida Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2018 – Florida slot machine casino gambling consists of 8 racinos near Miami and 7 American Indian casinos. Most tribal casinos offer Class II Vegas-style slots, as do the racinos. Monthly payout returns are available for each racino, which have a legal minimum of 85%. As per usual, neither is available from the tribal casinos.