The short answer is, no – gambling is not allowed in Branson.
This has been the topic of much debate within the local community for many years. There are strong opinions on each side of the issue – those that vocally support it, and those that vehemently detest the very notion of gambling in the Branson area.
However, after several votes locally and within the state of Missouri – it appears that gambling won’t be making an appearance anytime soon in Branson.
The closest thing to gambling that you will find in the area would be lottery tickets and a Bingo hall.
Casinos near Branson
If you’re looking for a casino near the Branson area, you will want to visit them on the way into or out of the city.
The closest cities that offer gambling (from closest to furthest) are: Joplin, MO; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; and there are multiple cities in Oklahoma where you can find a casino.