The gambling climate in the United States of America is a mixed bag, as the gambling laws differ quite considerably between the 50 states. While some states are more tolerant about casino games and other forms of gambling, others are extremely conservative, to the point, in cases like Utah, no form of gambling is allowed in the state.
Missouri is very open to gambling, with over 17 registered casinos operating the docks of the state in boat casino form. The country has been through an ebb and flow in the gambling arena over its history, having originally been the first state to introduce riverboat casinos. By the 1900s however, casino gambling was made illegal and was pushed underground. A turn of events in 1992 saw the re-introduction of riverboat casinos to the state for all to enjoy.