The Utah population over the age of 18: 2.2 million people.
The Hawaii population over the age of 18: 1.1 million people.
The combined number of legal gambling options between both states: 0.
Utah and Hawaii are the only two states in the US that have complete outlawed gambling. This goes for casinos, sports betting, horse racing, lottery, and everything else. However, since no federal laws technically outlaw online gambling, those in Utah and Hawaii have options.
First off, at least for Utahans, driving to other states to gamble is an option if online casinos are not the preferred method of betting. Depending on where they live in the Beehive State, traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada would only take a few hours– although the Vegas betting age is still 21 and over.
However, for 18+ Hawaii residents, hopping in the car for a quick drive to another state is impossible. In many cases, this is also true for those in Utah. These limited options is where the online casino options come into play.
As of right now, only Washington and Connecticut outlaw offshore online gaming through their state laws. This means that Utah and Hawaii bettors are in the clear.
So what are the options for gamblers in these two states? Almost everything, really.
Licensed and regulated offshore casinos always have the main staples that are found in standard brick and mortar casinos. These game include, among many others:
- Pai Gow
The games do not stop here. Online players also have access to a plethora of poker games like Texas Hold’em and Ohama. Tournaments are also constantly offered to really test a player’s skill.
One of the biggest draws of online casinos, for the aforementioned states plus multiple others in the US, is the option to place sports bets. While legalized sports betting is growing in popularity throughout the country, most states that allow it requires wagerers to be 21 and over.
Through online sportsbooks, gamblers only need to be 18-years-old or over to make legal, real-money bets on athletics. Regardless of the state, online sports betting is likely the best option for all 18+ gamblers.