It is safe to say that the USA is the cradle of casinos. American gambling establishments originated in New Orleans, which was a Spanish colony that alternated with the French.

Migrants to the USA brought roulette and other gambling games. The state of Louisiana became a mecca of gambling, and New Orleans became the capital of gambling.

Not only gambling houses appeared here, but also floating casinos. Find out what you might not know about casinos in Florida below.

For whom gambling in the USA is legal

It is worth noting right away that gambling is not legal and widespread anywhere in the world. In the United States of America, it is also subject to control and numerous restrictions imposed by federal and state laws.

According to US federal law, gambling, including playing online or betting on horse racing and sporting events, is legal for all individuals who are 21 years of age or older. But each state can set its own bans or restrictions, which is often used by state authorities.

This means that persons who are considered adults under US law can freely gamble in standalone casinos or casinos at hotels and tourist resorts, but provided that it is not prohibited by the legislation of a state.

Legal casinos in Florida

Florida has very strict gambling legislation. Currently, all types of gambling establishments are prohibited in Florida, and casino activities are limited to a few casinos operated by the Seminole Native American tribe.

In 1979, the Seminole Indians opened the first casino on their native land. They took advantage of a special law for Indians living on reservations, introduced many years ago, which allows them to open casinos on their lands, slightly changing the tax laws for them.

There are 400 such casinos in the states, and they are a huge competition to establishments including Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

The Seminole tribe uses Class III facilities in most of its casinos, in comparison, the Miccosukee tribe has only one casino with Class II facilities.

What is the age of the croupier

There are around 75,000 dealers working in US casinos and there are around 1,000 casinos across the country. This suggests that the average number of employed dealers per live casino Vulkan is quite significant and is, as you can easily calculate, 75.

The reality is that there are few young dealers, perhaps with the exception of Las Vegas. This is due to the fact that casinos put a lot of emphasis on competence and consistency.

Also, casinos very often operate on a 24-hour system and dealing with people who play in extreme emotions can be very exhausting.

Experienced dealers very often build strong relationships with regular players. According to statistics, about 53% of casino staff are men, 47% are women. The average age of a croupier is 45 years.

How much does a croupier earn?

Croupiers often work six days a week and their salary can range from 5 to 15 thousand per month. It all depends on the

  • casino;
  • number of games;
  • tips from customers.

Excluding tips and overtime, the average hourly rate of a croupier in the USA is 41 dollars.

Miami and surrounding areas are best suited for gamblers

There is the Bellagio in Las Vegas, where countless films have been shot, including Ocean's Eleven or Ocean's Thirteen, and the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, which is located in the same city and is no less popular.

However, Florida casinos also have something to brag about.

These include the Miami Casino, officially known as the Miami Jai Alai Fronton, with a sports hall, which hosts

gala evenings of boxing champions

music concerts.

Another casino is Gulfstream Park, a racetrack along with a casino in Hallandale Beach, which is one of the most important horse racing venues in the United States.

Other casinos include Seminole Casino Immokalee, located 35 miles from Naples, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood or Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. In the casino you can play

  • poker;
  • blackjack;
  • craps;
  • slot machines.

Gulfstream Park Casino in Hallandale Beach

In Florida, you can also enjoy a "cruise to nowhere" - a cruise ship where you can play roulette, poker, craps or slot machines. This type of entertainment was legalized in 1984 and is still very popular.

The ship goes 9 miles into the Gulf of Mexico or 3 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Such a voyage already enters international waters and, interestingly, no gambling rules apply here. Avid gamblers can play their favorite games without violating state laws.

In 1931, the so-called "Parmutel" was also legalized, which allows betting on greyhounds or horse racing. It also allows people over 18 to play poker, and players over 21 can try their luck on slot machines