Mid-Atlantic States

New Jersey

Atlantic City, New Jersey, home of the Boardwalk and the steel pier, had been falling into decline before voters decided to offer gambling in the 1970s. The city’s proximity to the major population centers of the northeast allow it to serve as an alternative to a cross country trip to Las Vegas. The city has 13 casinos, nine of which are located along the Boardwalk. The other three are short distance away at the Marina. All of the casinos in Atlantic City are open 24 hours a day. One must be at least 21 years old to gamble.

Casinos include Caesar’s Atlantic City, with an ancient Roman theme;

Harrah’s Atlantic City Casino; Trump’s Taj Mahal Casino Resort, with its crystal chandeliers and onion-domed roof; the Wild West Casino at Bally’s Park Place; and the extravagantly-decorated Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Mid-Atlantic - Enjoy Games in New York, West Virginia, Delaware and New JerseNew York

Four 24-hour Indian casinos are located in upstate New York. Table games are permitted at these facilities, but slot machines are not. However, these casinos do have video gaming machines on which patrons may play keno, poker and slots. A winner will get a receipt for payout by a cashier. One must be at least 21 years of age to gamble at the two Seneca casinos and at least 18 at the others.

West Virginia

The state has four pari-mutuel facilities that offer video lottery terminals which give the player the opportunity to enjoy a variety of different games, including blackjack, poker, keno, and slots. Bets higher than $2 are prohibited. One must be at least 18 years old to gamble in West Virginia.

Bars and restaurants in West Virginia may have as many as five video lottery terminals; the state permits fraternal organizations to have as many as ten of the machines.


The three pari-mutuel facilities in the state have video lottery terminal slot machines that pay winners in cash. Video poker, video blackjack, and video keno are also available. In Delaware, one must be at least 21 years of age for slots and at least 18 years of age to bet on horse racing.