it does seem a little strange there is a growing
industry for gambling in Alaska. Did you know
that Alaska the largest, most barren and least
densely populated state in the US, does have eight
Alaska is by far and away the most undeveloped
of the American states with ice caps, volcanoes
and extensive forests. If you like an outdoor
and quiet life, then Alaska is definitely for
Gambling in Alaska are far away from being conventional,
as table gambling is illegal in the state. The
casinos that they do have operate slot games only,
and particularly bingo style games.
Rumor does have it that some of the bingo games
played can have some fairly massive prizes, especially
if there is a roll up prize on offer.
It is hard to compare Alaska to Nevada, for the
local players these bingo style casinos seem to
offer sufficient entertainment, and the atmosphere
at these friendly family style casinos is usually
a lot lighter than at some of the traditional
land based casinos.
Casino gambling in Alaska is spread out between
eight cities of the state. The cities that have
casinos are Atka, Barrow, Juneau, Klawock, Metlkatia,
Sand Point, Sitka and Kake. Strangely enough,
the state capital of Alaska, Anchorage, does not
have a casino.
Alaska is a prime example of a state that has
benefited from having the option of online gaming.
For the Alaskan residents who like to wager, the
option of gambling online makes like so much easier
The distances, times and cost involved in traveling
to a land casino from Alaska would be prohibitive,
whereas with online casinos you can play at your
inconvenience, from the warmth and comfort of
your own home.
For those who want to create the atmosphere of
casinos in Alaska then an online casino seems
to be the only answer. Statistics show that of
the population of more than 600,000 Alaskans,
several thousands play regularly on line.
While they may not be able to taste the atmospheres
of a live Casino, either in Las Vegas or even
one of the Bingo palaces of Alaska, they will
be able to test their wits and skills at an endless
variety of table games, for example blackjack,
roulette or craps. If slots is their game, then
there are literary thousands of variations to
choose from, and massive cash prizes to be won.
In recent years, the biggest craze in online gaming
has become Texas hold’em poker. This is
a game of true skill, where strategy and experience
plays a major part in deciding who wins the major
Winners of online tournaments are often invited
to take part in live and international poker tournaments.
Often televised these tournaments can offer prizes
running into millions of dollars.
As a matter of fact an Alaskan, Tony Green, hailing
from Anchorage, recently qualified to participate
in the Premier Event of the 2007 ( WSOP) World
Series of Poker by virtue of winning an online
poker tournament in the Milwaukee's Best Light
Texas Hold'em Challenge.
Tony, who started playing online poker about 5
years ago, will be going to Las Vegas in 2008
to take part in a major live multi-table poker
tournament for the very first time.
For the online player who prefers the role of
the dice, then another popular option is Online
Backgammon,. A game that requires high and equal
levels of strategy and skill is widely played
throughout the globe and Alaskans can pit their
wits either for money or for fun against players
at all skill levels.
There are always on-line backgammon tournaments
on offer. Players can chat with each other during
play, not just about the game, but about their
life in the particular part of the World that
they live in. It is always a novelty when a player
from Alaska logs in. Gambling in Alaska is alive
and well thanks to the internet.