Gambling in California remains as popular as ever, with more than $8 billion in casino revenue generated annually. With roughly 68 casinos across the state (the number has fluctuated in recent years as some venues have shut down operations while others have opened new facilities or rebranded), gambling opportunities are abundant even while the state awaits the arrival of sports betting.
On this page, we’re looking at the nine land-based casinos in and around Los Angeles, along with a look at when future casinos may be opening in the area and what games you’ll be able to play at those venues.
For simplification, we’ve considered casinos “near” L.A. to be within 100 miles of the city’s center. Additionally, we’ve excluded cardrooms/poker rooms that use “casino” in their branding and are instead focusing on traditional casino operations.
Are there any land-based casinos in Los Angeles?
Yes, there are nine land-based casinos in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. However, online casinos remain illegal, and that status isn’t likely to change in the near future. In 2022, Proposition 27, a ballot proposition aimed at legalizing CA online sports betting and online/mobile casino gambling, failed in remarkable fashion, with 83% voter opposition, one of the largest margins of defeat for any CA proposition.
In 2000, land-based casinos were permitted to expand to offer a wider range of games to their patrons after voters passed Proposition 1A. Though there are still some limitations (for example, dice-based outcome games like craps are illegal under California law), the offerings should still be sufficient for most casino goers.
List of all casinos in Los Angeles
Here is a quick look at all nine of the casinos in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.