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USA Underage Gambling Laws

legal gambling ageSo long as it remains recreational, gambling can be an exciting activity for responsible adults. Unfortunately, those who gamble can be susceptible to addiction, which can in turn encourage one to play well beyond your financial means. Consumer Fraud Reporting.org reports that most states offer some gambling - lotteries, for example - and while other parts of the country allow most types of gambling, there are many laws which restrict legal gambling to adults. There are laws that make it illegal for minors to gamble.

Each state sets its own minimum age requirement for admittance into gaming establishments. Though many states have a standard 21 or older policy for gambling, some states allow 16 or 17 year olds to play. Commercial casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City make a point of checking identification in order to assure that all of their patrons respect their 21-or-over policy.

USA Gambling Laws understands finding the information you need to know pertaining to the legal gambling age in your state can be difficult. Check out our state by state legal gambling chart. Our legal gambling age chart covers the legal gambling age for all forms of gambling.

 

States Lottery Parimutuel Betting Casino/Slots Bingo
Alabama n/a 19 19 19
Alaska n/a n/a n/a 19
Arizona 21 21 21 18
Arkansas 18 18 21 18
California 18 18 21 18
Colorado 18 18 21 18
Connecticut 18 18 21 18
Deleware 18 18 21 18
Florida 18 18 21/trib'l 18
Georgia 18 n/a 18/cruise only 18
Hawaii n/a n/a n/a n/a
Idaho 18 18 18 18
Illinois 18 18 21 18
Indiana 18 18 21 18
Iowa 21 21 21 21
Kansas 18 21 21 18
Kentucky 18 18 n/a 18
Louisiana 21 18 21 18
Maine 18 18 21 16
Maryland 18 18 21 18
Massachusetts 18 18 21/cruises 18
Michigan 18 18 18-21/varies 18
Minnesota 18 18 18-21/varies 18
Mississippi n/a n/a 21 18
Missouri 18 18 21 16
Montana 18 18 18 18
Nebraska 19 18 21 18
Nevada n/a 21 21 21
New Hampshire 18 21 21 18
New Jersey 18 18 21 18
New Mexico 18 18 21 no limit
New York 18 18 18-21/varies no limit
North Carolina 18 21 n/a no limit
North Dakota n/a 18 21 no limit
Ohio 18 18 21 18
Oklahoma 18 18 18-21/varies 16/trib'l
Oregon 18 18 18-21/varies 18
Pennsylvania 18 18 21 18
Rhode Island 18 18 18 18
South Carolina 18 n/a 21/cruise ??
South Dakota 18 18 21 18
Tennessee 18 18 n/a ??
Texas 18 21 21/cruise 18
Utah n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vermont 18 n/a n/a 18
Virginia 18 n/a 21 ??
Washington 18 18 18-21/varies 18
West Virginia 18 18 18 18
Wisconsin 18 18 21 18
Wyoming n/a 18 18 18
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