Introduction to Utah Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Utah slot machine casino gambling does not exist for religious reasons. The “beehive state” is one of only two states where gambling is strictly illegal, the other being Hawaii.
This post continues my weekly State-By-State Slot Machine Casino Gambling Series, an online resource dedicated to guiding slot machine casino gambler to success. Now in its third year, 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 Utah*
The minimum legal gambling age in Utah does not depend upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: Not available
- Poker Rooms: Not available
- Bingo: Not available
- Lottery: Not available
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: Not available
For all forms of gambling, a minimum gambling age has not been legally set.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws might apply to various forms of gaming. It is not legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Utah
It is illegal to own a slot machine privately in the state of Utah.
Gaming Control Board in Utah
There are no gaming control boards in Utah to provide gaming regulations as gambling is illegal.
Casinos in Utah
There are no commercial or tribal casinos in Utah. Several free bingo halls exist.
Commercial Casinos in Utah
Utah has several bingo halls in Salt Lake City, Huntsville, Kearns, Ogden, and Riverdale. Some bingo facilities have electronic gaming machines offering video bingo. These sites are dining establishments where bingo cards are free with no obligation to pay for a meal.
Tribal Casinos in Utah
Utah has seven federally-recognized American Indian tribes. However, since the state bans all gaming, Utah’s tribes cannot use the federal IGRA to offer tribal casinos.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Utah slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Utah is:
- North: Idaho Slots and Wyoming Slots
- East: Colorado Slots
- South: Arizona Slots
- Southwest: New Mexico Slots
- West: Nevada Slots
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to Utah.
Illegal gaming machines exist at some convenience stores and gasoline stations. Further, there are rumors of illegal poker rooms available within the state of Utah, even high limit poker game rooms.
Finally, West Wendover on the Utah-Nevada border directly west from Salt Lake City is a popular gambling destination for Utah residents.
Our Utah Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Utah? If so, join our Utah slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to join this closed Facebook Group freely.
There, you’ll be able to privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with players about slots gambling in Utah. Join us!
Payout Returns in Utah
No theoretical payout limits or return statistics are available from Utah.
Summary of Utah Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Utah slot machine casino gambling does not exist. Bingo is legal in Utah, but only if offered free of charge. Some bingo halls have electronic gaming machines offering video bingo.
Annual Progress in Utah Slot Machine Casino Gambling
Over the last year, there has been no change in the lack of a gaming industry in the state of Utah.
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