Commerce Casino, LA
  • The gambling age in LA at tribal or commercial casinos is 21 years of age.
  • In the state of California, most venues will ‘gaming’ on them, rather than using the word ‘gambling’.
  • Gambling laws limit land-based commercial California casinos to offering card games only – that means poker (cash-games, tournaments) and blackjack!
  • Tribal casinos enable gamblers to play bingo as well as card games.

Casinos in Los Angeles

LA is host to a number of excellent commercial and Tribal casinos:

Pechanga Resort and Casino

Located in Pechanga, Temecula, California, and open 24/7, The Pechanga Resort & Casino is a cutting-edge 5-star hotel with the biggest casino in California and a sizable golf course.

The rooms at this Tribal casino are top-class – adorned with Italian furnishings, wet bars, and luxurious furniture, and offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the famous Temecula valley and desert.

Those who pay for upgraded rooms get spacious balconies that overlook the outdoor pool.

The Bicycle Hotel and Casino

The Bicycle Hotel and Casino (also known as “The Bike”), which started off as a card room and opened in 1984, was enlarged in 2015 to incorporate a seven-story hotel. This Southeast Cities location has VIP card rooms with opulent white seats and blue lights that give off a Las Vegas vibe. There are still over 200 tables in the old card room where you may play blackjack, create your own strategy, and perhaps even participate in a few rounds of the WSOP tournament that the casino held back in 2018.

The casino is host to the popular live poker stream LIVE! at the Bike (LATB) – which allows viewers to watch pro poker players battle at high-stakes, (on a short delay) with hole-cards visible.

Commerce Casino

The biggest card room in the world is at Commerce Casino, which is situated in the LA suburb of Commerce.

The casino is connected to a 200-room Crowne Plaza hotel and contains more than 240 tables. The playboy-themed gaming room is one of the casino’s greatest features. Additionally, the casino has a number of eateries and hosts live boxing.

Even while it’s not Las Vegas, the Commerce Casino comes the closest in terms of opulence. To the point that it is rather normal to observe a variety of celebrities playing blackjack and other games.

Commerce casino is a huge draw for poker players in LA and California, but also attracts lots of players from the US, Canada and abroad due to running large poker festivals and tournaments including:

  • LA Poker Classic (LAPC)
  • The LA Poker Open
  • Cal State Poker Championship
  • The Commerce Hold’em Series

Hollywood Park Casino

This Inglewood casino, which was recently refurbished and was once a racecourse, is a great location to play blackjack. It has around 150 tables, large HD televisions, and chandeliers. For players with huge stakes, a private space is also available. Make your way to the Century Bar & Grill sports bar after you’ve played a few games.

The Gardens Casino

The first location of this card room was a tent. The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens was renovated for $90 million and nearly quadrupled in size in 2016. On the television program Poker Night in America, the casino was highlighted. With more than 200 tables accessible, you can play while unwinding at the bar or in the VIP lounge.

Hustler Casino

The Gardena Hustler Casino (of Larry Flynt fame) bills itself as LA’s only opulent gambling establishment.

Complete with high-limit tables and more than 30 blackjack tables running 24/7 and small to high-stakes poker – patrons can enjoy a truly excellent gambling experience at this 24-hour casino. The gorgeous interiors will definitely surprise you with its Monte Carlo design and magnificent chandeliers. Once you’ve played a few games and are hungry, head to Larry Flynt’s Bar and Grill within the casino.

This casino is the venue for the popular online poker stream “Hustler Casino Live”, which took the poker world by storm in 2022 – by bringing a fun high stakes stream with interesting players to the masses.

Casino Cruises from LA

Gamblers can escape Los Angeles and board one of four casino cruise ships which are decked out with impressive casinos. Once in international waters, players can enjoy slots, video-poker, roulette, craps and other gambling table games.

Casino Cruise Companies Operating out of Los Angeles
Casino Name City State Owner(s)
Carnival Dream Casino Los Angeles California Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Miracle Casino Los Angeles California Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Imagination Casino Los Angeles California Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Inspiration Casino Los Angeles California Carnival Cruise Line
Seabourn Odyssey Los Angeles California Seabourn Cruise Line
Princess Cruises – Star Princess Los Angeles California Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises – Coral Princess Los Angeles California Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises – Island Princess Los Angeles California Princess Cruises
Oceania Cruises Regatta Los Angeles California Oceania Cruises