Alaska Gaming Laws
All gaming in Alaska is run by local Native American tribes. The only gambling options offered in Alaska are Bingo and Pull Tabs. To play either bingo or pull tabs, the gambler must be 21 years of age.
The legal gambling age for casino betting in Alaska is 18 years old. I'm not sure if this is an antequated law or not, since there are no casinos in Alaska at present and the only legal gambling activities require a player to be 21 or older.
There is no Alaska state lottery. A few local lotteries and informal raffles exist in Alaska, but these do not reach the statewide level.
Gambling in Alaska is regulated by the Alaska Department of Revenue. The ADR has bureau in the tax division known as the Gaming Unit, which actually handles the day to day business of gambling regulation.
Pull Tabs in Alaska
Native Village Barrow Pull Tabs
1082 Kiogak Street
Barrow, Alaska 99723-1149
The phone information for Native Village pull tabs is 907-852-4411.
Games: Pull Tabs
Hours: Twelve hours daily for six Days a week.
Bingo Halls in Alaska
Tlingit and Haida Indians of CBJ Bingo
3235 Hospital Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Dial 907-463-5690 for more information on Tlingit Bingo Hall.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30p.m. until closing time.
Keex Kwan Gaming
541 Keku Road
Kake, Alaska 99830
Restaurants: Keexkwan Lodge
Accommodations: Kake Lodge
Klawock IRA Smoke Shop
310 Bayview Boulevard
Klawock, Alaska 99925
Games: Bingo, Pull Tabs
Hours: Monday through Wednesday 9a.m. until 11p.m. and Thurdsay through Sunday 9a.m. until 8p.m.
Sun’aq Tribal Bingo
312 West Marine Way
Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Restaurants: Snack Bar
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday (as well as) Saturday 6p.m. until 9p.m. Also, the Sun'Aq Tribal Bingo Hall is open Friday 6p.m. until 9p.m. and then from 10pm until 12am on the same night.
Metlakatla Indian Community Bingo
8th and Milton
Metlakatla, Alaska 99926
The phone number for Metlakatla Bingo Hall is 907-886-4255,
Games: Electronic Bingo, Bingo
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 1p.m. until 1a.m.
Sitka Tribal Bingo
235 Katlian Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Games: Bingo, Pull Tabs
Hours: Saturday through Monday 5:30p.m.-10:30p.m.
Dog-Sledding and Fishing Contests in Alaska
One of the Gaming Unit's activities is to oversee dog sledding contests and fishing tournaments, which are a major part of the sports of Alaska. Though both of these are considered games of skill, the gaming bureau regulates the revenues made off of such organized contests. Presumably, a certain amount of wagering goes on at these events, though this likely would be considered illegal.