Alaska Gambling

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.

Games: Bingo
Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30p.m. until closing time.

Keex Kwan Gaming

541 Keku Road
Kake, Alaska 99830
907-785-6471

Games: Bingo
Restaurants: Keexkwan Lodge
Accommodations: Kake Lodge

Klawock IRA Smoke Shop

310 Bayview Boulevard
Klawock, Alaska 99925
(907) 755-4807

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
(907) 486-6735

Games: Bingo
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
(907) 747-7169

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.

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