Gambling here in the U.S., is still illegal, except for the state of Nevada (I feel sure you all know about Las Vegas), and oh yes, in Atlantic City in New Jersey. It's okay too, for the Indians to have Casinos on their reservations, and for the past few years the states of Louisiana and Mississippi can have Casinos with a strange rule .... that they can not be on land. That's right, they must be on the water. So, you will see barges in both states, and off shore, on the Gulf of Mexico with full fledged casinos on them. I think that is a rather strange rule.....and I don't quite understand it? Below, is such a Casino...floating... in Mississippi (at Vicksburg) on the Mississippi River.