The legality of casinos in the United States is complex. The power to monitor the operations of service providers lies with the federal states. In some states, all forms of gambling—inclusive of casinos—are legal. In some other states, some underlying legal provisions are largely against casino gaming.
States such as Las Vegas, New Jersey, and Atlantic City boast the highest number of land-based casino joints. On the other hand, states such as Georgia, South Carolina, Nebraska, Utah, Hawaii, Virginia, and others have strict rules that prohibit land-based casino set-ups. In Hawaii and Utah, gambling is seen as a pervasive act that cannot be condoned.