Whether you’re trying your luck on a roulette wheel, or trying to beat the dealer at a game of blackjack, gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in America. The United States has many cities that have become world-renowned for their casinos and racetracks. Here are a few of the most popular and widely known gambling cities in the United States
Las Vegas, Nevada
If there’s a list about gambling and casinos, there’s going to be some mention of Las Vegas. A gambler’s paradise located in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas has become one of the world’s most prestigious gambling hotspots, and is easily the most widely known gambling destination in America.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
The east coast hub for all things casino related, Atlantic City has become a gambling powerhouse with over 13 world-class casinos located within its borders. While Atlantic City has become a powerful force in the gambling world, it’s only been around for about 40 years. For most of the 20th century, Atlantic City struggled economically, and its famed Boardwalk languished because gambling was completely illegal. However, in 1976, New Jersey passed a referendum that legalized gambling, and the city has since become a gambling powerhouse.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans has been a haven for gamblers for almost 200 years. The Mississippi allowed for easy travel to and from every other city along the river, so it’s natural that the city located at the mouth of the river became a popular destination for tourists and gamblers. Today, New Orleans is known for their elaborate riverboat sbobet casino that attract gamblers from all around the world to try their luck.
Popularly known as the biggest little city in the world, Reno, Nevada was one of the only places in America to have legalized gambling in the 1930s while the majority of the United States completely banned the practice. Reno was initially founded as a railway town, with the city located directly between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sacramento, California. The world famous Caesars Entertainment Corporation was founded in Reno, and has since established casinos in many other cities.
Palm Springs, California
With seven popular casinos located in the valley area, Palm Springs is the top gambling location in California. Many of the casinos are part of a resort, including the Morongo, The Spa, Agua Caliente, Fantasy Springs, Spotlight, Augustine, and Red Earth.