Gambling and state lotteries have always been controversial topics in many states. On one hand, both institutions provide a sizable chunk of revenue for state coffers without raising general consumer taxes. However, there are often fears of corruption with casinos and the problems that come with gambling addictions. Missouri's gambling laws allow licensed excursion gambling boats and floating facilities which houses poker, craps, blackjack. Bingo, when sponsored by a bona fide charitable organization, is also legal. The state operates an official lottery, intended to fund education. Learn more about Missouri lottery and gambling laws by clicking on the following links.