The Top 6 Airports Open for Gambling

Airports are usually places of emotional trauma. Often loved ones are departing and reuniting, travelers are fearful of flying or excited by the very thought of their first trip and children running around their luggage.

The wave emotions can also be added to by the passengers that choose to go gambling before or after a flight.

Here I have rounded up the top 5 airports to have some gambling fun at.

1.Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada, US


Reno-Tahoe is a real example of why Nevada leads the world when it comes to gambling.

This airport has a casino covering 4,100 square feet of space and features more than 230 slot machines. Mostly powered by the IGT, the titles you can enjoy include Wheel of Fortune, Elvis, and Jeopardy.

The casino also features some real American dining with the Brew’s Brothers restaurant. It also offers a more relaxed vibe across the slot machines. The intensity on the machines that can be present at McCarran International Airport is absent here.

2. McCarran International Airport, Nevada, US

McCarran International Airport, Nevada, US
McCarran International Airport, Nevada, US

McCarran International Airport features an estimated 1,300 slot machines for travelers to try while going from or coming to Las Vegas.

This is one of the most attractive gambling destinations in the world making a complete sense for the Nevada Gaming Control Board to authorize slots to be made available to play at the gateway to the city.

3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam is also a very important airport with a casino. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is also a major transfer point for connecting flights to a range of destinations across the globe.

You can spend time during a layover or transfer playing on a few slots in the Holland Casino that is located within the airport. Other games include poker, roulette, bingo, and Punto Banco.

They can have the chance to win a small fortune thus adding a bit of excitement to what would otherwise be a very monotonous stop-over.

4. Heathrow, London, UK


The UK has a relaxed law for gambling. Online and land-based gambling both are legal across the country. You do not have to pay tax on your winnings.

You can also play games at airports up and down the country without the worry of paying the tax for your winnings.

Heathrow is the biggest airport in the UK, which might not have an on-site casino like McCarran, Reno-Tahoe or Schiphol but gambling chances are available in the form of slots and fruit machines. These are separate cabinets scattered all over the airport.

5. Elko Regional Airport, Nevada, US

Elko Regional Airport Nevada US

Yes, this too is in Nevada. It is a regional airport and may not have the level of traffic that the other airports on this list witness but it’s still a worth listing place.

The fact is, you are allowed to play the table games only to play between 6 pm and 2 am every Monday to Saturday.

6. Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania, US


Pittsburgh International Airport could be a wild card entry into this list. As only in the last year, the Pennsylvania House gave the nod to the state legislature to change so that casino-style gambling laws could be expanded to cover airports, bars, and off-track betting parlors.

It is a big positive approach for gambling within the state of Pennsylvania and is to be welcomed by flyers that look for gamble opportunities before or after they travel by air.