Gambling in California

Lottery Age 18
Parimutuel Betting Age 18
Land Based Casino Age 18/21
Bingo & Charity Events Age 18

California is a big gambling state, all forms of gambling are legal within the state and are found here. $14 billion per year makes up a large portion of California’s $700 billion economy. Because the number is so high, the loss to players are about $2.5 billion per year. California offers gaming like a state lottery, parimutuel horse betting, card clubs, Indian casinos & charity gambling. All of the gambling at casinos in California are run by Native American tribes which are legal to offer all kinds of gaming. Within the state there are 40 different Vegas-Style casinos which offer slots, table games, keno, card games, video poker & more.

Types of Gambling Found in California
Parimutuel betting is a big portion of California’s gambling revenue. There are 16 total racetracks which offer horse racing. Within the state there are no greyhound racing tracks however. Parimutuel betting is available for players who are 18 and over. Tribal casinos welcome players who are 18 or 21. The federal law allows players who are 18 to gamble within the states however, California has left it up to the casinos to choose which age they would like to start accepting players. Some casinos allow players who are just 18 and others allow players who are 21 and over. California has a state lottery as well which is available for players who are 18 and over. The lottery is one of the most popular forms of gambling within the states because it helps the state earn more money for publicly funded programs such as schools. Private lotteries in California are prohibited.

List of Casinos in California:

Rancho Mirage Agua Caliente
Coachella Augustine
Lakeside Barona Resort
Loleta Bear River Casino
Willits Black Bart (Sherwood Valley)
Tuolumne Black Oak
Blue Lake Blue Lake
Brooks Cache Creek
Anza Cahuilla Creek
Trinidad Cher-Ae Heights
Jamestown Chicken Ranch
Coarsegold Chukchansi Gold

Santa Ynez Chumash
Colusa Colusa Casino
Redwood Valley Coyote Valley
Susanville Diamond Mountain
Porterville Eagle Mountain
Crescent City Elk Valley
Indio Fantasy Springs
Oroville Feather Falls
Mendocino County Garcia River
Oroville Gold Country
Campo Golden Acorn Casino
Valley Center Harrah’s Rincon

Needles Havasu Landing
Hopland Hopland ShoKaWah
Jackson Jackson Rancheria
Lakeport Konocti Vista
Boulevard La Posta
Smith River Lucky 7 Casino
Auberry Mono Wind
Cabazon Morongo Casino
Bishop Paiute Palace Casino
Pala Pala Casino Resort & Spa
Pauma Valley Pauma Casino
Temecula Pechanga

Winterhaven Quechan
Salton City Red Earth
Placerville Red Hawk
Geyserville River Rock
Nice Robinson Rancheria
Corning Rolling Hills Casino
Highland San Manuel Casino
San Pablo San Pablo Lytton
Santa Ysabel Santa Ysabel
San Jacinto Soboba Casino

Palm Springs Spa Resort Casino
Coachella Spotlight 29
El Cajon Sycuan Casino
Friant Table Mountain Casino
Lemoore Tachi Palace
Lincoln Thunder Valley Casino
Middletown Twin Pine
Valley Center Valley View
Alpine Viejas Casino
Redding Win-River Casino