State-by-State Gaming Laws

A National Look

On Nov. 4, Maryland voters approved a referendum that legalized slot machine gaming in the state. (Full coverage and details are available online here on In this interactive graphic, we take a state-by-state look at major gaming laws across the United States.

TO USE THIS INTERACTIVE: Click the categories below left (Slots, Parimutuel Betting, etc.) and then roll over each state to see information on what's legal where. In some cases, you can roll over individual states to see more information. E-mail us with comments or questions.

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Graphic updated Nov. 7, 2008. RESEARCH: Jamisha Purdy and Juana Summers for SOURCES: State governments.

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