Native American Casinos
Guide to Native American Casinos in USA & Canada
By definition, Native American casinos are those located and operating within the tribal lands and Indian reserves in the US and Canada. In both countries, Aboriginals agree with federal/provincial governments to run native casinos in their territories.
Tribal casinos were initially established with the sole purpose of bringing economic prosperity within the community. However, the native gambling industry has become one of the most profitable gaming sectors in these countries. Below we explain more details about these Native American Casinos.
Native American Tribal Casinos – what are they?
Casinos in Indian lands and tribal territories are Native American tribal casinos. Many of these casinos are owned and operated by the tribes indigenous to the Indian lands. However, casinos operated by a non-tribal or overseas company built within the tribal land are also known as native casinos.
These casinos are the collective native gambling industry, which also includes bingo halls and other forms of gambling. In Canada, these casinos are known as First Nation Casinos.
In terms of revenue generation, tribal casinos are a force to reckon with, bringing in an impressive 27.8 billion USD in 2020, forming more than 44% of the US gaming revenue. Tribal casinos have been instrumental in bringing about a positive change in the socio-economic transformation among natives.
According to one study, native casinos in USA have contributed to the decline in working poor, increased the population by 11.5%, reduced adult unemployment, and increased young adults returning to the reservations.
Native American tribal casinos also enjoy a unique status, as they are exempt from paying taxes to the government. Under local laws, tribal casinos might pay a small amount to the local government, but paying taxes to the federal government is not a requirement.
Differences between Native American casinos in the US and Canada
Tribal casinos in both the US and Canada share many similarities, such as popularity, management by the tribes, and the overall casino layout and design. However, between US tribal casinos and Canada’s First Nation casinos, there are several differences, and we are discussing them below.
- Inception: Native American Tribal Casinos in the US trace their origin to the 1970s, while their Canadian counterpart to the 1990s.
- Regulatory Body: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, IGRA, is the major regulatory body for tribal casinos in the US. However, the Interior Department, the federal government, and the National Indian Gaming Commission also have input in the functioning of the tribal casinos. The First Nations Gaming Act is the main regulatory body of the native casinos in Canada. In addition, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority also participates in the regulation of Canadian native casinos. The provincial authority in Canada also plays a key role in the regulation of tribal casinos.
- Number of Casinos: The US is home to 515 tribal casinos, and California has the maximum number with 72 tribal casinos within the state. On the other hand, Canada has 17 First Nation casinos, with Saskatchewan taking the top with six casinos.
- Location: In the US, native casinos must be built on Indian lands, so that the federal government can locate them more easily, since the casinos are located near big cities. First Nation Casinos in Canada must be established exclusively in reserve communities.
Popular Native American casinos in the US and Canada
Native American Tribal Casinos are among the most popular and biggest casinos, especially in the US. Among the top names are:
- Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has 314,000 sq ft of gaming space. It is the second largest in the world and the largest casino in the US.
- WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma is a massive casino with about 500,000 sq ft of gaming space.
- Pechanga Resort and Casino in California is another casino that covers more than 200,000 sq ft of gaming space.
Popular First Nation Casinos in Canada include Great Blue Heron Casino, Gold Horse Casino, and Casino Rama. These native establishments offer a complete gaming experience, making them the best in the industry.
USA Tribal Casinos List
You can view over many Tribal casinos located across Canada and USA. To scroll through the lists, click the next page button to view more casinos.
|Creek Casino Montgomery||1801 Eddie Tullis Drive Montgomery, Alabama|
|Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort||15406 N. Maricopa Road Maricopa, Arizona|
|Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort||22181 Resort Blvd. Flag Staff, Arizona|
|Saracen Casino Resort||Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas|
|Augustine Casino||84-001 Avenue 54 Coachella, California|
|Bear River Casino Hotel||11 Bear Paws Way Loleta, California|
|Wanaaha Casino||2742 North Sierra Highway Bishop, California|
|Fantasy Springs Resort Casino||84-245 Indio Springs Drive Indio, California|
|Cahuilla Creek Casino||52702 Highway 371 Anza, California|
|River Rock Casino||3250 Hwy 128 Geyserville, California|
|Elk Valley Casino||2500 Howland Hill Road Crescent City, California|
|Rain Rock Casino||777 Casino Way Yreka, California|
|Rolling Hills Casino||2655 Everett Freeman Way Corning, California|
|Pechanga Resort Casino||45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, California|
|San Manuel Casino||777 San Manuel Blvd Highland, California|
|Valley View Casino||16300 Nyemii Pass Road Valley Center, California|
|Sycuan Resort & Casino||5469 Casino Way El Cajon, California|
|Eagle Mountain Casino||681 So Tule Road Porterville, California|
|Thunder Valley Casino||1200 Athens Avenue Lincoln, California|
|Ute Mountain Casino||3 Weeminuche Drive Towaoc, Colorado|
|Mohegan Sun Casino||1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, Connetticut|
|Foxwoods Resort & Casino||350 Trolley Line Blvd, Ledyard, Connetticut|
|Miccosukee Resort & Gaming||500 S.W. 177th Avenue Miami, Florida|
|Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood||1 Seminole Way Hollywood, Florida|
|Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa||5223 N.Orient Road Tampa, Florida|
|Seminole Indian Casino - Coconut Creek||5550 NW 40th Street Coconut Creek, Florida|
|Seminole Indian Casino - Brighton||17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, Florida|
|Seminole Indian Casino - Immokalee||506 S 1st Street Immokalee, Florida|
|Seminole Indian Casino - Hollywood||4150 N. State Road 7 Hollywood, Florida|
|Meskwaki Bingo, Casino, Hotel||1504 305th Street Tama, Iowa|
|Kootenai River Inn and Casino||7169 Plaza St Bonners Ferry, Idaho|
|Four Winds Casino South Bend||3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend, Indiana|
|White Cloud Casino||777 Jackpot Dr. White Cloud, Kansas|
|Golden Eagle Casino||888 Highway K20 Horton, Kansas|
|Prairie Band Casino and Resort||12305 150th Road Mayetta, Kansas|
|Sac & Fox Casino||1322 US Hwy 75 Powhattan, Kansas|
|Choctaw Pines Casino||21160 Highway 167 Dry Prong, Louisiana|
|Paragon Casino & Resort||711 Paragon Place Marksville, Louisiana|
|King's Club Casino||12140 W. Lakeshore Dr. Brimley, Michigan|
|Leelanau Sands Casino||2521 NW Bayshore Drive Peshabestown, Michigan|
|Turtle Creek Casino ||7741 M-72 East Williamsburg, Michigan|
|Ojibwa Casino and Bingo||16429 Michigan Ave. Baraga, Michigan|
|Ojibwa Casino and Resort - Marquette||105 Acre Trail Marquette, Michigan|
|Odawa Casino Mackinaw City||1080 S Nicolet St Mackinaw, Michigan|
|Four Winds Casino Resort||11111 Wilson Road New Buffalo, Michigan|
|Saganing Eagle's Landing Casino||2690 Worth Rd. Standish, Michigan|
|Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort||6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan|
|Kewadin Casino Christmas||N7761 Candy Cane Lane Christmas, Michigan|
|Fortune Bay Casino||1430 Bois Forte Road Tower, Minnesota|
|Fond du Luth Casino||129 E.Superior Street Duluth, Minnesota|
|Grand Portage Trading Post Casino||77 Mile Creek Road Grand portage, Minnesota|
|Grand Casino Hinckley||777 Lady Luck Drive Hinckley, Minnesota|
|Seven Clans Casino - Thief River Falls||20595 Center St. E Thief River Falls, Minnesota|
|Seven Clans Casino - Warroad||1012 E. Lake Street Warroad, Minnesota|
|Little Six Casino||2354 Sioux Trail NW Prior Lake, Minnesota|
|Bok Homa Casino||One Choctaw Road Heidelberg, Mississippi|
|Gray Wolf Peak Casino||20750 Hwy 93 N Missoula, Montana|
|KwaTaqNuk Resort||49708 US Hwy 93 E Polson, Montana|
|Fort Belknap Casino||104 Assiniboine Ave. Harlem, Montana|
|Lucky 77 Casino||202 Main St. Walthill, Nebraska|
|Ohiya Casino||52946 Highway #12 Niobrara, Nebraska|
|Iron Horse Bar & Casino||1106 S. Main Street Emerson, Nebraska|
|Apache Nugget Casino||US Hwy 550 Dulce, New Mexico|
|Elks Lodge Casino||287 Carrizo Canyon Road Mescalero, New Mexico|
|Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque||11000 Broadway, SE Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Dancing Eagle Casino||14500 Central Highway Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Cities of Gold Casino||10-B Cities of Gold Rd. Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Jake's Casino||78 Cities of Gold Road Sante Fe, New Mexico|
|Sandia Resort and Casino||30 Rainbow Road NE Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Lakeside Entertainment I||271 Cayuga Street Union Springs, New York|
|Point Place Casino||450 Route 31 Bridgeport, New York|
|Turning Stone Casino||5218 Patrick Rd. Verona, New York|
|Seneca Allegany Casino||777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. Salamanca, New York|
|Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino||1 Fulton Street Buffalo, New York|
|Seneca Entertainment Center - Oil Springs||5374 West Shore Road Cuba, New York|
|Seneca Niagara Casino||310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls, New York|
|Wa She Shu Casino||1003 Highway 395 Garnderville, Nevada|
|Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Resort ||777 Casino Drive Cherokee, North Carolina|
|Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino||777 Casino Parkway Murphy, North Carolina|
|Spirit Lake Casino & Resort||7889 Hwy 57 St. Michael, North Dakota|
|Prairie Knights Casino and Resort||7932 Hwy 24 Fort Yates, North Dakota|
|4 Bears Casino and Lodge||HC3 Box 2A New Town, North Dakota|
|Choctaw Casino - Antlers||1319 W Main Street Antlers, Oklahoma|
|Choctaw Casino - McAlester||1638 S. George Nigh Expressway McAlester, Oklahoma|
|Thunderbird Casino||15700 E State Hwy 9 Norman, Oklahoma|
|Golden Eagle Casino||115 West Evan Ave Apache, Oklahoma|
|Catoosa Smoke Shop||777 West Cherokee Street Catoosa, Oklahoma|
|Cherokee Casino - Ft. Gibson||103 N. Georgetown Rd. Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma|
|Cherokee Casino - South Coffeyville||RR1 Box 225 South Coffeyville, Oklahoma|
|Cherokee Casino - West Siloam Springs||584 State Line Road Colcord, Oklahoma|
|Cherokee Casino Ramona||31501 US Highway 75 Ramona, Oklahoma|
|Hard Rock Hotel & Casino||777 West Cherokee Street Catoosa, Oklahoma|
|Lucky Star Casino - Canton||301 N.W. Lake Road Canton, Oklahoma|
|Lucky Star Casino - Watonga||1407 S. Clarence Nash Blvd. Watonga, Oklahoma|
|Artesian Casino||2020 Lonnie Abbott Blvd. Ada, Oklahoma|
|Firelake Casino||41207 Hardesty Rd. Shawnee, Oklahoma|
|Comanche Star Casino||Rt. 3 Box 82A Walters, Oklahoma|
|Casino Oklahoma||220 E. Cummins Road Hinton, Oklahoma|
|Kickapoo Casino||25230 East Hwy 62 Harrah, Oklahoma|
|Kickapoo Casino - Shawnee||25230 East Highway 62 Harrah, OOklahoma|
|Prairie Sun Casino||3411 P Street NW Miami, Oklahoma|
|Creek Nation Casino - Checotah||830 North Broadway Checotah, Oklahoma|
|Three River Casino - Coos Bay||1297 NW Ocean Blvd. Coos Bay, Oregon|
|Three Rivers Casino||5647 Hwy 126 Florence, Oregon|
|Chinook Winds Casino Resort||1777 NW 44th St Lincoln City, Oregon|
|Wildhorse Gaming Resort and Casino||46510 Wildhorse Blvd Pendleton, Oregon|
|Seven Feathers Casino Resort||146 Chief Miwaleta Lane Canyonville, Oregon|
|Kla-Mo-Ya Casino||34333 Hwy 97 N Chiloquin, Oregon|
|East Wind Casino||HC 49 Box 10 Pine Ridge, South Dakota|
|Prairie Wind Casino||Dome HC 49, Box 10 Pine Ridge, South Dakota|
|Dakota Connection Casino||46102 SD Highway 10 Sisseton, South Dakota
|Dakota Sioux Casino ||16415 Sioux Conifer Road Watertown, South Dakota|
|Naskila Gaming||540 State Park Road 56 Livingston, Texas|
|Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino||Rt. 1, Box 794 Eagle Pass, Texas|
|Yakama Nation Legends Casino||580 Fort Rd Toppenish, Washington|
|Lucky Eagle Casino||12888 188th Ave SW Rochester, Washington|
|12 Tribes Omak Casino Hotel ||28968 Hwy 97 Omak, Washington|
|Coulee Dam Casino ||729 Jackson Street Omak, Washington|
|12 Tribes Lake Chelan Casino ||729 Jackson Street Omak, Washington|
|ilani Casino Resort ||1 Cowlitz Way Ridgefield, Washington|
|Northern Quest Casino ||100 N Hayford Rd Airway Heights, Washington|
|Elwha River Casino ||631 Stratton Road Port Angeles, Washington|
|Silver Reef Casino ||4876 Haxton Way Ferndale, Washington|
|Muckleshoot Casino ||II 2600 Auburn Way S Auburn, Washington|
|Red Wind Casino ||12819 Yelm Highway SE Olympia, Washington|
|The Point Casino ||7989 Salish Lane NE Kingston, Washington|
|Emerald Queen Casino - ||I-5 2024 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington|
|Emerald Queen Casino at Fife ||5700 Pacific Hwy East Fife, Washington|
|Lucky Dog Casino ||19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish Nation, Washington|
|Chewelah Casino ||2555 Smith Road Chewelah, Washington|
|Little Creek Casino Resort ||91 W Hwy 108 Shelton, Washington|
|Clearwater Casino & Resort ||15347 Suquamish Way NE Suquamish, Washington|
|Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel||618 State Hwy 32 Wabeno, Wisconsin|
|Grindstone Creek Casino||13394 W. Trepania Rd. Hayward, Wisconsin|
|Seven Winds Casino 1||3767 W. County Rd. B Hayward, Wisconsin|
|Lake of the Torches Resort Casino||510 Old Abe Rd. Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin|
|Legendary Waters Resort and Casino||37600 Campground Road Red Cliff, Wisconsin|
|St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake||777 US Hwy 8 & 63 Turtle Lake, Wisconsin|
|North Star Mohican Casino Resort||W 12180 County Road A Bowler, Wisconsin|
Canada Tribal Casinos List
|Casino Dene||Route 28 &, AB-897, Cold Lake, Alberta|
|Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza||Corner of HWY 43 & 32N, Whitecourt, Alberta|
|Grey Eagle Casino||3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary, Alberta|
|River Cree Resort And Casino||300 East Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta|
|Stoney Nakoda Resort Casino||888 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis, Alberta|
|St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino||7777 Mission Road, Cranbrook, British Columbia|
|Aseneskak Casino||MB-10, Opaskwayak, Manitoba|
|South Beach Casino||1 Ocean Dr, Scanterbury, Manitoba|
|Casino Rama||5899 Rama Rd, Orillia, Ontario|
|Golden Eagle Casino & Gaming Centre||49 Devil's Gap Rd, Kenora, Ontario|
|Great Blue Heron Casino||21777 Island Rd, Port Perry, Ontario|
|Bear Claw Casino & Hotel||White Bear First Nation, SK-9, Carlyle, Saskatchewan|
|Dakota Dunes Casino||204 Dakota Dunes Wy, Whitecap, Saskatchewan|
|Gold Eagle Casino||11902 Railway Ave E, North Battleford, Saskatchewan|
|Gold Horse Casino||3910 41 St, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan|
|Living Sky Casino||1401 North Service Rd E, Swift Current, Saskatchewan|
|Painted Hand Casino||510 Broadway St W, Yorkton, Saskatchewan|
What to expect at Native American casinos
Native American Tribal Casinos are not that different from other casinos, whether online or offline. In fact, tribal casinos offer more than standard casinos because they offer traditional games in addition to classic casino games.
In the US, tribal casino games are divided into three categories.
- Class I: This category includes social games and all traditional Indian gaming.
- Class II: Card games, bingo, and similar games to bingo, tip jars, punch board, and pull tabs are classed in this category.
- Class III: It includes all classic casino games, such as Baccarat, blackjack, roulette, craps, and slot machines.
The games offered by First Nation casinos in Canada are not classified by class as in the US. However, the games and features in native casinos are similar and are no less impressive.
In addition to the games, most tribal American casinos offer a complete food experience, entertainment, spa and bar, lodging, and holiday packages for the players. Native casinos also offer fantastic welcome bonuses and promotions that make the gaming experience more fun.
Are there any drawbacks to Native American casinos?
Native American casinos have pros and cons. These local casinos in America and Canada have several advantages and have brought a lot of good to the native lands. However, gambling has also unfortunately been a source of problems, and the native communities are no exception.
Gambling among Native Americans is one of the most serious problems within the community. In addition, most tribal casinos are restricted to reserves and Indian lands. Therefore, playing at these casinos requires you to set aside time and organize transportation to get to these establishments.
Native American casinos offer excellent gaming experiences, as they have world-class interiors and design. In addition, tribal casinos also have an impressive selection of games and tight security to combat unscrupulous activity within the casinos.
Initially started as bingo halls for charitable purposes, tribal casinos in the US and Canada are definitely worth checking out at least once. We also have review many online sites with these type of games, you can view these on the homepage.