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Hawaii's gambling laws expressly prohibit casinos or gambling aboard ships off the coast of Hawaii. Just because something is not expressly.


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Hawaii is one of the two states which did not legalized gambling. Authorities of Hawaii strictly prohibits lotteries, horse races and sports betting.


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Under Hawaiian law, players have the right to purchase out-of-state lottery tickets when visiting the mainland, but sale of such tickets on the islands is prohibited.


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Hawaii has not embraced gambling because there's no profit in it. Their estimated potential increase of state tax revenue is between $20 million.


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In the Island State, only social poker games where nobody makes a profit (not even from selling beverages) are allowed. That is it, no casinos, no charity gambling.


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Like the previous poster said, there is no gambling in Hawaii. There is no casino's, no lottery, no scratch cards. Even the Norwegian Cruiseships that sail the.


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It's difficult to quantify the extent of the underground gambling operations, said Maj. Most active discussions votes comments. Las Vegas is known around here as Hawaii's ninth island, and hotels in Nevada cater to the state's needs by serving island dishes and dealers wear flora aloha shirts. Islanders have a long history with gambling, dating back to the days of the Hawaiian kingdom when there was betting on horse racing, said Kale Gumapac, spokesman for the Native Hawaiian group Kanaka Council Moka o Keawe. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Is Hawaii gambling with paradise? Tourists from the mainland would skip Las Vegas to sun on pristine beaches and take a turn at the roulette tables. Hawaii by nature is a gambling community," said Honolulu resident Ricky Graves, who travels to Las Vegas two or three times a year, but fears that casinos in Hawaii could ruin families by making it too easy for them to gamble away their money. Wailua Falls was first made famous when it was featured in the television show, "Fantasy Island. Search Most popular on msnbc. Explosive attraction People watch from a viewing area as an explosion takes place on Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lawmakers pitch gambling bills nearly ever year, but the measures rarely advance through several committees as they have this year. Expand Collapse. Governor opposes legalized gambling Gambling supporters dispute claims that legalized gambling would spread crime. But gambling on Hawaiian lands would be reviewed by the federal government before it could start, according to the U. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano. AFP Share Back to slideshow navigation. Legislators view gambling as a rare opportunity to raise money without having to hike taxes, although they may not have the votes to override a potential veto. Popular stories currently unavailable Top videos Popular videos currently unavailable.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} Heaven on Earth Astronomy observatories are seen on the peak of the snow-covered, Mauna Kea mountain near Hilo, Hawaii. All rights reserved. The Internet has also made gaming more accessible. Hula dancers welcome the sailing crew of a Hokule'a, a canoe, into Kailua Bay. Utah is the only other state where gambling is illegal, though Nevada is just next door. Gambling opponents are urging state legislators to block casinos so that the islands can maintain their status as a family-friendly destination lacking the serious crime and social problems they say accompanies legalized gambling elsewhere. Proponents say casinos would draw much-needed new money and jobs into the long-troubled, tourism-dependent economy. Forces of nature The Dragon's Teeth are bizarre lava formations eroded by wind and salt spray at Makalua-puna Point. Leave your comment. Wailua Falls The beautiful foot tiered Wailua Falls is an easily accessible, must-see waterfall on the island of Kauai. But the state's natural attractions and its religious missionary history have instilled a sense among many that gambling shouldn't intrude on one of the nation's last holdouts against it. They're more focused on the potential for gambling to jump-start the economy, especially if a casino could get running within a year as they claim. A casino in Waikiki would only need to be allowed under state law. Show discussion. Billion-dollar deficit causes lawmakers to consider legalizing casinos Below: x Jump to text Hawaii has always been known for its sun, sand and surf Photos: Hawaiian paradise Open in new window loading photos Waimea Canyon, Kauai Kalalau Valley, on Kauai's west side, is more than 3, feet deep and provides stunning panoramic views. Once a year, these magnificent trees shed their bark and take on the colors of the rainbow. Hawaii is one of the last two states with no legalized gambling, but lawmakers facing billion-dollar budget deficits and hunting for ways increase revenue are thinking about allowing casinos in tourist-filled Waikiki or on Native Hawaiian lands. Share Back to slideshow navigation. But one night I might go to the casino, because what other entertainment is there to do at night? The memorial is the "ground zero" of World War II. After cancer patient Audrey Toguchi prayed to Father Damien, known for helping leprosy patients in Hawaii, to help her, and her cancer went away, Pope Benedict XVI approved the case in July as Damien's second miracle, opening the way for the 19th century Belgian priest to be declared a saint. She finally settled at Kilauea's summit, where she lives at Halemaumau crater. And illegal gambling is thriving today, with sports books, cock fighting and card houses the more popular forms. It may soon add another attraction: slots. Waimea is nicknamed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Linda Lingle has said she opposes the introduction of gambling. Susan Dowsett of the Honolulu Police Department. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Editor's note: This image contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing. The heart of Hawaii The sun sets on Honolulu, Oahu's capital and Hawaii's largest, most populous city. That money could be used for more Hawaiian homes, better health coverage and financing for startup businesses, Gumapac said. Coveted high-rollers from Asia could avoid the long trans-Pacific flight, shortening their trip to the slots while also checking out the hula dancing. Another would allow casinos on Hawaiian lands, with 80 percent of tax revenues going toward Native Hawaiians. And the hundreds of thousands of Hawaii residents who fly about six hours to Vegas would only have to jump in the car or hop a short flight to place a wager. View all comments. The department made 40 gambling-related arrests and initiated 65 felony gambling cases in , a fraction of overall arrests. Department of the Interior. Discuss: Discussion comments. Republican Gov. Robert Y. Click to view the image, or use the buttons above to navigate away. The beach is called Magic Sands because when rough surf hits, all of the sand is emptied off the beach and temporarily moved out to sea. Legend says the volcano goddess Pele dug fire pits as she traveled from island to island looking for a home with her brothers and sisters. Opening a casino in the tourist-heavy Waikiki would help rejuvenate businesses and create jobs, business owners said. The tranquil waters of Oahu Hanauma Bay is one of the finest stretches of beach in the world.