The legal gambling age in the state of Washington is 18. This applies to both casino gambling and the state lottery. As of 2014, there are 27 land-based casinos in the state.
The Washington State Gambling Commission acts as the state's gaming control board and is responsible for the enforcement of all state gambling laws and regulations. Created in 1973, it is the second-largest national agency of its kind.
Washington state government passed a bill in 2006 that made it illegal to operate or participate in Internet gambling. The state's supreme court upheld the ban in a 2010 ruling.
There are 29 tribes recognized by the federal government in Washington and, as of 2014, 28 of them have negotiated with the state to operate legal casinos.