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Casinos in Los Angeles

Looking for information about casinos in the Los Angeles area? You’ve come to the right place!

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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.

Crystal Casino

The Crystal Casino in Compton has seen its fair share of ups and downs since opening in 1996, and today, it primarily functions as a poker parlor (though there are a few slot machines at the facility). You’ll find a hotel connected to the 100,000-square-foot gaming space, with two restaurants at the facility as well.

  • Address: 123 E Artesia Blvd Compton, CA 90220
  • Phone number: 310-661-4884

Hollywood Park Casino

Hollywood Park Casino is located next to the Hollywood Park Racetrack complex that also houses SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. First opening in 1994, the casino has changed ownership several times and was briefly shut down before reopening in 2016. Off-track betting is available at the casino, and celebrity poker games are held at the venue from time to time.

  • Address: 3883 W Century Blvd Inglewood, CA 90303
  • Phone number: 310-330-2800

Hustler Casino

Perhaps the most historic and controversial locale on this list, Hustler Casino (also called Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino) opened in 2000 as an extension of Flynt’s Hustler empire (Hustler being the name of Flynt’s pornographic magazine and several strip clubs). The casino is now owned by El Dorado LF, LLC, which took over after Flynt’s death in 2021. It is home to “the biggest seven-card stud game in the world,” featuring a $200,000 minimum buy-in and $1,000 antes.

  • Address: 1000 W Redondo Beach Blvd Gardena, CA 90247
  • Phone number: 310-719-9800

Lucky Lady Casino

Another former Larry Flynt-run casino, Lucky Lady is a popular poker destination with a lucrative rewards program. The casino opened in 1940 and previously operated under the names “Western Club” and “Normandie Casino,” and runs more than 60 table games, including baccarat, pai gow, Omaha, and Texas Hold’em.

  • Address: 1045 Rosecrans Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
  • Phone number: 310-352-3400

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Morongo Casino is the first entry on our list to have a primary focus on slots, with more than 2,000 titles at their facility. It also regularly hosts boxing matches and MMA events at the outdoor pavilion. Morongo has been the center of several legal proceedings to expand gaming operations both in California and across the country.

  • Address: 49500 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230
  • Phone number: 951-849-3080

Pala Casino

Though Pala is closer to San Diego than to Los Angeles, we’ve still included it on our L.A. list because it just barely made the 100-mile requirement. Pala is home to 2,250 slot machines and nearly 100 table games; away from the gambling area, you’ll find a spa, four entertainment centers, and nine restaurants.

  • Address: 11154 CA-76, Pala, CA 92059
  • Phone number: 877-946-7252

Parkwest Bicycle Casino

Nicknamed “The Bike,” Parkwest Bicycle Casino made history in December 2018 by being the first brick-and-mortar casino to live-stream a poker event on the internet. It was also featured in the TV show Numb3rs, with the episode focused around the murder of a successful card-counter. The Bike is a regular stop on the World Poker Tour.

  • Address: 888 Bicycle Casino Dr, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
  • Phone number: 562-806-4646

Soboba Casino Resort

With an impressive selection of more than 2,000 slot machines and dozens of table games, Soboba Casino Resort has plenty to offer to serious and casual gamblers alike. The casino boasts more than 1,200 jackpot winners each month, and the PGA-rated golf course is an excellent option for those who want to take a break from the gambling action.

  • Address: 22777 Soboba Rd, San Jacinto, CA 92583
  • Phone number: 951-665-1000

Yaamava' Resort & Casino

Yaamava’ Casino is one of the 10 largest casinos in the U.S., with a whopping 290,000 square feet of gaming space. Initially, Yaamava’ operated as a bingo hall, opening its doors in 1986. The casino swapped out bingo games for slot machines in 2017, bringing 7,200 titles to the venue, the most of any single casino in the Western U.S.

  • Address: 777 San Manuel Blvd S, Highland, CA 92346
  • Phone number: 909-864-5050

Are any more casinos opening in Los Angeles in the near future?

No, there are no plans for more casinos to open in Los Angeles in the near future. The only scheduled project is the Mechoopda Casino, which is targeting a February 2024 opening in Chico. However, given the new facility will be more than 450 miles from L.A., so this option seems impractical for most gamblers.

What types of games can you play at Los Angeles casinos?

Los Angeles casinos feature many of the classic casino staples but with two key omissions. Roulette and craps are prohibited under California law, but there are variations that use cards instead of a spinning wheel or dice roll to determine the outcome. Beyond those two, here are a few of the most popular types of games you can play at Los Angeles casinos.

  • Texas Hold’em: An iconic poker variant, Texas Hold’em is a game played against others at the table rather than against the dealer. Players must put together the best five-card hand they can using a combination of two dealt cards and five community cards. Games are typically played in a tournament format, though lower-stakes games will often be available for a more casual environment.
  • Slot machines: As you may have guessed based on the number of titles referenced above, slot machines are far and away the biggest draw for Los Angeles casinos. Because of their simple-to-play nature, fast-paced action, and the potential for a massive payday through progressive jackpots, slots are where casinos make the bulk of their revenue.
  • Blackjack: Unlike Texas Hold’em, blackjack is a banked card game, meaning that players win by beating the dealer (“The House”) rather than others at the table. Players must score the highest hand they can to beat the dealer without surpassing a hand value of 21. Working together as a table and using what is known as “basic strategy” can help reduce the house edge and increase payouts for all players.

FAQ

Do casinos in Los Angeles allow pets?

There are some casinos in Los Angeles that will allow pets at the hotel, but only service animals are allowed on the casino floors. Be sure to check the casino’s website or give them a call to understand their pet policy so you aren’t blindsided when you plan your gambling excursions.

Are there any casino hotels in Los Angeles?

Yes, there are casino hotels in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. L.A. casinos and other nearby betting operations typically have a hotel connected to the gambling space or adjacent to the building, though other accommodations are typically arranged (such as an RV park or a close hotel) for casinos where this is not the case.

Are there dining and entertainment options at Los Angeles casinos?

Yes, there are dining and entertainment options at Los Angeles casinos. You’ll frequently find concerts and performances in casino event centers, boxing matches or MMA bouts at amphitheater sites, and some will have nearby golf courses if you’re looking for a non-gambling option.

Can I use credit cards or electronic payments for gambling at CA casinos?

No, you cannot use credit cards for gambling at CA casinos. You may be able to use your debit card to withdraw cash at an ATM, but you won’t be able to use credit cards, cryptocurrencies, PayPal, Venmo, or Apple Pay at a casino in California.

Are there designated non-smoking areas in Los Angeles casinos?

Yes, there are designated non-smoking areas in Los Angeles casinos. Some casinos will have an entirely smoke-free gambling floor while others will have more lax smoking policies, such as a smoking room for slot machines or restrictions to outdoor spaces. You can typically find smoking information on the casino website or by calling the casino by phone at the number provided on this page.

Can I find both tribal and commercial casinos in the Los Angeles area?

No, all casinos in the Los Angeles area are tribal operations. Those which are not tribal-run are limited to cardroom status even if they use “casino” in their branding and marketing endeavors.

How do Los Angeles casinos compare to those in Las Vegas in terms of size and offerings?

Los Angeles casinos are typically comparable to Las Vegas casinos in size, though Yaamava' Resort & Casino is larger than any Vegas casino. Yaamava’ Casino’s 290,000 square feet of gaming space make it the seventh-largest casino in the United States.