TYPES OF CASINOS IN MAINE
There are two racetrack casinos in Maine: Hollywood Casino Bangor and Oxford Casino. Both of these Maine casinos offer electronic gaming machines, as well as live table games. Pari-mutuel wagering on harness racing is also offered at both casinos.
State gaming regulations require a minimum return of 89% on all machines at Maine casinos. The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all casinos in Maine are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Maine casinos.
Unless otherwise noted, all Maine casinos offer: slots, video poker, video keno, craps, blackjack, roulette, and three card poker. Optional games include: let it ride, mini baccarat, Big 6 wheel, spanish 21, ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, Mississippi stud and Poker.
The minimum gambling age at all casinos in Maine is 21 for slots and 18 for pari-mutuel wagering.
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TOP THINGS TO DO IN MAINE
Maine is popular for its rocky and rugged coastline, mind-blowing nature, and turbulent maritime history. The state is a perfect destination to visit if you are a history or nature lover as it has a rich history. The coast also features mind-blowing attractions that you can explore from its colorful lighthouses like the West Quoddy Head Light to the fine sandy beaches located on Mount Desert Island. Some of the best things to do in Maine are listed below.
Acadia National Park
This is a rugged and magnificent stretch of coastline which is surrounded by a large inland region of lakes, forests, and streams. The park is a hotspot for both locals and tourist that loves outdoor activities. The park features a scenic Park Loop Road which passes through the major attractions and you can easily explore it with a car. You can also take the handy Island Explorer buses to explore the park or by cycling and walking the park through the network of unpaved carriage roads. You can also go hiking to the summit of the Cadillac Mountain which is the highest point in the park where you can enjoy mind-blowing views of the coast and islands. Some of the other things not to miss while in the park are the dramatic chasm of Thunder Hole and the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.
This harbor was once a shipping port and it is now a famous summer resort. The harbor has the largest boating harbor north of Boston and it is filled with private yachts, lobster boats, and lots of cruise vessels. Some of the top activities to try out here are deep-sea fishing, whale watching, river and ocean cruises, or join the local lobsterman hauling traps. You can also head to the downtown area filled with waterfront antique shops, seafood restaurants, and varieties of art galleries. This harbor is among the top place not to miss in Maine as it is filled with lots of studios and galleries, the little town also features Carousel Music Theater and an Opera House. You should also not miss the Boothbay Railway Village and Maine State Aquarium while you are here.
This is a magnificent Italian style villa that was constructed in the mid-19th century. The building has exquisite architecture and interior design; it is also among the most lavishly decorated mid-Victorian homes in the United States. It features painted walls and ceilings with ornately carved woodwork. The furnishings in the building are original and they give tourists the opportunity to see how the wealthy lived during the pre-civil war era.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
This museum can be found on the college campus in Brunswick and it houses permanent collection with over 20,000 pieces and the collection covers ancient Greek ceramics to 17th century New England furniture. The highlight of the museum is the varieties of artworks by Rockwell Kent, Winslow Homer, Gilbert Stuart, Maurice Prendergast, Singleton Copley, and works from Eakins, Bierstadt, Corot, and Inness. There are also rotating temporary exhibits, tours, gallery talks, and lectures throughout the year that you do not want to miss.
Old Fort Western
This is a wooden fort that was constructed on the banks of the Kennebec River in 1754. The fort is considered to be the oldest of its kind in New England and also the oldest stockade fort in the country. The Old Fort Western is a National Historic Landmark and it features a store and houses that are well restored. You will also see information and exhibits about the fort and also learn about the history of the area during the mid-18th century.
Maine Maritime Museum
This museum can be found on a 19th-century shipyard and it is dedicated to preserves and interprets the seafaring, lobstering, and shipbuilding heritage of Maine. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts and materials on everything from clipper ships and lighthouses to maritime art. The museum is surrounded by a blacksmith shop, 140 Maine-built or Maine-related boats, a hands-on lobster exhibit that you can explore. You should also not miss Mary E which is the oldest fishing schooner that was built in Maine.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
This garden was opened in 2007 and it covers 270 acres of land. The garden is divided into various themed gardens which house native and exotic plants which thrive in water, woodland, and other environments. The highlight of the garden is the garden for the five senses filled with plants with varieties of flavors, fragrances, and textures, with in raised beds for wheelchair access. There is also a large children’s garden suitable for the visitor of all ages and also the woodland village of fairy houses. You are also going to find numerous walking trails that slope down to the shore. The best way to explore this garden is through the daily tour where you will be shown rare and native plants. The garden also hosts art exhibitions in the visitor center during summer, fall, and spring.