Introduction to Tennessee Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Tennessee slot machine casino gambling does not exist. There are no casinos nor any slot machines in Tennessee. Likewise, there are no tribal casinos.
This post continues the weekly series Online Resource: A State-By-State Slot Machine Casino Gambling Series, 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 the federal district.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Tennessee*
The minimum legal gambling age in Tennessee depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: Not Available
- Poker Rooms: Not Available
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: Not Available
Article XI, Section 5 of the 2014 Tennessee Constitution prohibits the legislature from authorizing games of chance including slot machines, roulette wheels, and more.
The constitutional amendment would also impact the ability for a federally-recognized tribe to negotiate a tribal-state compact. The federal law that allows tribal-state gaming compacts, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), requires that the state not prohibit gaming
*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 Tennessee
It is illegal to own a slot machine in the state of Tennessee privately.
Gaming Control Board in Tennessee
Tennessee has no state gaming commission for slot machines and the like as the state constitution prohibits such games of chance. However, it does have both a state lottery commission and a charitable gaming division
The state lottery commission is the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL). In late 2002, voters approved the TEL. Tickets began to sell in early 2004. Since then, it has raised more than $4 billion for education programs up to and including two-year college institutions.
The Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming under the Tennessee Secretary of State is responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Nonprofit Gaming Law. This law allows eligible organizations to hold a single, annual games-of-chance fundraising event.
Approval to hold an event requires a two-thirds vote of approval by the General Assembly. In the fiscal year 2017-2018, there were 178 approved charitable gaming fundraising events.
Casinos in Tennessee
There are no casinos in Tennessee.
List of Casinos in Tennessee
There are no non-tribal, commercial casinos in Tennessee.
List of Tribal Casinos in Tennessee
Tennessee has no federally-recognized American Indian tribes. Therefore, there are no tribal casinos in Tennessee.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Tennessee slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Tennessee is:
- North: Kentucky Slots and Virginia Slots
- East: North Carolina Slots
- South: Alabama Slots, Georgia Slots, and Mississippi Slots
- West: Arkansas Slots and Missouri Slots
Each of the links above will take you to my state-specific blog for that neighboring state to Tennessee.
Payout Returns in Tennessee
Neither payout return limits nor statistics are available for Tennessee.
Our Tennessee Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Tennessee? If so, join our new Tennessee slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to freely join this closed Facebook Group.
There, you’ll be able to privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with players about slots gambling in or near Tennessee. Come join us!
Summary of Tennessee Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Tennessee slot machine casino gambling does not exist. There are no casinos nor any slot machines in Tennessee. Likewise, there are no tribal casinos
Annual Progress in Tennessee Slot Machine Casino Gambling
In the last year, the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Division of Charitable Solicitations changed its name to the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming as it became responsible for regulating fantasy sports betting in Tennessee.
2018 Archive: Tennessee Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2018 – Tennessee slot machine casino gambling does not exist. Why? Because, there are no commercial casinos, racetracks, or tribal casinos. Alternatively, a few of Tennessee’s seven neighboring states offer extensive slot machine casino gambling options, most notably within the great U.S. states of Mississippi and Missouri.
Other State-By-State Articles from Professor Slots
- Online Resource: A State-By-State Slot Machine Casino Gambling Series – This online resource for slot machine casino gamblers summaries a third year of 56 weekly posts for each U.S. state, territory, and the federal district. Slots players begin here to learn about the slots gaming industry in each U.S. gaming jurisdiction. This summary article links to 56 individual state-specific posts useful to slots players.
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