For a state that is viewed as America’s last frontier, Alaska is more uptight about gambling than any state in the union. Alaska allows no form of gambling to exist within state lines or operate online or via a mobile device.
Alaska does permit a form of casino gambling to operate as long as 100 percent of the proceeds go to charitable causes. Mostly confined to tribal casinos, these feature slot and VLT-style games, pull-tabs, and e-bingo. Besides no table games of any sort are permitted. It is permissible to pay a cash prize to the top winners during a charity casino night.
Alaska is one of just six U.S. States that doesn’t have a lottery. Even something as seemingly harmless as a card game at home with a few of your buddies is strictly forbidden under Alaska gambling laws.
Horse Racing History
Alaska’s horse racing history can be summed up quickly and concisely. There is none. Live racing is non-existent. Moreover, there’s never been a horse racing track situated in the state. No famous race horses or legendary horse racing people can trace their roots back to the Frontier State.
None of the prominent online or mobile horse betting sites – TwinSpires, TVG, DRF Bets or AmWager – are licensed and regulated to operate in Alaska.
There was a thoroughbred racehorse named Alaska, sired by 2002 Travers Stakes winner Medaglia d’Oro. However, the gelding was born and bred in Australia and spent his entire racing career Down Under.
The only type of four-legged racing in Alaska involves dogs. Dog sled racing is a popular pastime in the state, led by the world-famous Iditarod, held annually every February. Evidently, you can’t bet on those races, either.
Alaska Horse Betting FAQs
All horse racing betting is prohibited in Alaska including live simulcast races. You can watch horse racing online, such as live streaming from racetracks on youtube without being able to bet.
Alaska does not allow betting on horse racing, so it doesn’t matter how old you are.
There are also no race venues in the state.