Nevada’s Gambling Hotspot


Considering how many states now offer legalized gambling in one form or another, it’s no surprise that the gaming industry is in a state of flux. In fact, the state of Nevada accounted for more than half of the nation’s total commercial gaming revenue in 2010. Luckily for us, the state has more than its share of licensed tribal casinos. Moreover, Nevada is also home to more than a dozen casinos that operate outside of the city limits. Despite the challenge of competing with the competition, the state has managed to pull out a tally of some pretty big wins.

While the state of Nevada is certainly no doubt a gambling hotspot, it’s actually a far cry from the Vegas of the south. There are currently 69 casinos in the state that are licensed to operate gambling enterprises. A couple of them are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while others are tucked away in the hills. However, the state is still best known for its slot machines.

On a purely monetary basis, the most expensive casino per capita is found in Nevada. The state’s gaming industry has seen a rebound in recent years. Its newest casino, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, will open its doors on March 2, 2014. Unlike most of the other glitzy newcomers, the Golden Gate will have a full complement of slots and table games. For fans of classic gaming, the hotel’s Slots at the Palms will offer a no-strings-attached buffet, along with a slew of slot machines.

Taking advantage of the state’s massive tourism draw, the state’s casinos rolled out a handful of entertainment-focused promotional campaigns. One such initiative, called the Golden Gate Signature Experience, features a suite of free shows, exhibits, and activities to woo prospective visitors. Other notable promotions include a slew of food and beverage specials, and a state-wide bingo game. Another highlight is the Golden Gate’s popular Lucky Las Vegas Slot Tournament.