NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gambling is one of those things that many people will try at least once in their life. For many, that will include a trip to a city with numerous commercial casinos, which means travelling to one of the 23 states that currently allow those casinos, according to the American Gaming Association.
While it should come as no surprise to anyone that Las Vegas and its home state of Nevada pull in the biggest numbers in terms of casino gaming revenue, there are still 22 other states vying to be the state where you spend your gaming dollars. These states allow everything from the land-based casinos you'll find on the Las Vegas strip, dockside casinos, racetracks with video casinos, and even riverboats.
This list ranks the top ten gambling states by casino gaming revenue in 2013, according to Bloomberg and the American Gaming Association. It is worth noting that the information does not include casinos on Native American reservations, as they are technically not part of the states, so some states such as Connecticut are missing from the AGA's list of 23 states entirely.
Gross casino gaming revenue: $1.417 billion
Number of casinos: 18
The state of Iowa features riverboat, traditional land-based casinos, and racetrack casinos with slots and table games. The state first legalized casinos in 1989, with the first one opening its doors in 1991.