Texas has some of the strictest gambling laws in the United States, but you can still go on a gambling trip to the Lone Star State if you want to.
Penal code 47.01 prohibits almost all forms of gambling in the state of Texas. Casino games and sports betting are banned for the most part. However, Texas residents and visitors are still able to gamble via Texas online casinos, reservation casinos, and casino cruises.
When we talk about online casinos, we’re referring to online gambling in Texas and you can do this from virtually anywhere. But if you want to visit real Texas casinos, then there are three reservations and a pair of casino cruises where you can enjoy a great gambling vacation.
Here are the Texas gambling spots for travelers to visit.
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino
Located at 74 Lucky Eagle Drive in Eagle Pass, the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino is the biggest casino in Texas. Owned and managed by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, it offers 24-hour gaming with over 3,300 slots, including a high limit room, a private poker room, and a bingo room.
If you want to enjoy the nightlife better, the Kickapoo Casino provides entertainment at its Que Pasa Lounge. At the end of the day, you can get a good rest at their full-service hotel, which has spectacular views of the South Texas landscape.
WinStar Casino Resort
The WinStar Casino Resort is located near the Texas-Oklahoma state line, and it’s technically in Thackerville, OK. But plenty of Texan residents make the trip out because it’s not too far from Gainesville. It’s considered one of the biggest casinos in the world with nine globally-themed gaming plazas with a total of 400,000 square feet of gaming space.
Winstar is also home to three lavish hotel towers that have a soaring view of Oklahoma’s hills and woods. If you want world-class entertainment, the Global Events Center is home to some of the world’s best performers.
Naskila Gaming is situated in Livingston, Texas, and is just a short drive from Houston. It has a collection of 800 of the hottest electronic games scattered around 30,000 square feet of gaming area.
The Naskila Express bus service makes this casino one of the favorite Texas gambling spots for travelers who are using public transportation. Naskila Gaming is also ideal for non-smokers, as it has two types of large non-smoking rooms.
Royal Caribbean and Carnival offer multi-day cruises that depart from Galveston, Texas. These cruise ships offer a full casino experience while sailing around the Caribbean. However, you need to stay afloat for a period of two nights to eight days, depending on your choice of itinerary.
But if you want to enjoy a Las Vegas-style experience in Texas and you don’t usually suffer from seasickness, then these ships are two Texas gambling adventure you need to try out.
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