Oklahoma has one of the biggest tribal gaming industries in the United States. The state boasts over 100 casinos, including the WinStar – the world’s largest casino.
While some US states have pushed ahead with legalized online gambling, Oklahoma still lags behind. Mobile and online sports betting is also illegal under the currentc gambling laws in Oklahoma.
Current Gambling Laws in Oklahoma
Oklahoma expanded its casino gambling in 2004 with tribal casinos able to offer more and more games. The Oklahoma Charity Games Act also makes it legal for charities to offer cash prizes via raffles and bingo events.
Sports betting is not legal, despite the best efforts of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. His proposals in 2020 would have legalized sports betting at some tribal casinos.
However, in July 2020, Senate President Greg Treat issued a lawsuit against the plans and won by a vote of 7-1.
Timeline of Oklahoma Online Casino Legislation:
- 1983: Oklahoma Horse Racing Act legalizes horse racing betting in the state
- 1992: Oklahoma Charity Games Act allows charities to run bingo and raffles where real-money prizes are awarded
- 2003: WinStar Casino opens, and expands four years later to make it the world’s largest casino
- 2004: Law is amended to allow racetracks to provide casino games like slots
- 2020: Gov. Kevin Stitt attempts to push through legal sports betting for tribal casinos
- 2020: Gov. Stitt’s bill thrown out following a lawsuit
Top Casinos in Oklahoma
- Kickapoo Shawnee
- WinStar World Casino
- Choctaw Casino Resort
- River Spirit Casino
- Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
- Grand Casino Hotel Resort
- Riverwind Casino
Oklahoma’s racetracks also provide limited casino games like slots. These include:
- Remington Park Racing & Casino, Oklahoma City
- Cherokee Casino at Will Rogers Downs, Claremore
Under Oklahoma law, only tribal casinos are allowed in Oklahoma. There are nearly 150 casinos in operation, most of which offer slots and table games. Despite the high number, many establishments are smaller slot parlors or smoke shops.
But despite the relatively low population, Oklahoma boasts some of the country’s largest casinos. The WinStar World Casino has one of the biggest gaming floors in the world.
Online Casino in Oklahoma
So far, only tribal casinos have a foothold in Oklahoma. However, if online casinos are given the go-ahead, tribes won’t have a shortage of operators to partner with. Some of these could include: see list of the potential online casino sites / apps in Oklahoma above.
Casino Games to Play in Oklahoma
With some of the biggest casinos in the US, Oklahomans have no shortage of games to play. You can pick from video slots and video poker to progressive slots, craps, or roulette. Poker and horse racing betting is also permitted.
- Progressive slots
- Three Card Poker
- Blazing 7s Blackjack
- Criss Cross Poker
- EZ Baccarat
- Dai Bacc
- Jackpot Hold’em
Oklahoma Online Casino FAQs
Can I play online casino games in Oklahoma?
No. Under current laws, only land-based casino games and slots are legal in Oklahoma. You can take a pick of over 140 tribal casinos or slot parlors in the state.
How old do I have to be to play casino games?
You must be aged 21 or over to play table games or slots in an Oklahoma land-based casino.
No, under OK law, mobile betting and casino games are banned in Oklahoma. However, there are moves to legalized online and mobile sports betting in the state.