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Gambling age

In various jurisdictions, the gambling age is the minimum age which one can gamble. In some countries, gambling is illegal for all people regardless of age, so a minimum age does not exist. In other countries, there are different age limits for different types of gambling.

United States

The legal minimum age to gamble varies from state to state in the United States and also varies based on the type of gambling: lottery, parimutuel betting, casino, or pull-tab.

State
Lottery age
Parimutuel betting age
Casino age
Charity bingo/pull-tabs age
Notes
Alabama N/A 19 19 Bingo: None
Pull tabs: 19
Alaska N/A N/A N/A Bingo: 19
Pull tabs: 21
Arizona 21 21 21 18
Arkansas 18 18 21 18
California 18 18 18-21 18 Casino age varies by casino
Colorado 18 18 21 18
Connecticut 18 18 21 18
Delaware 18 18 21 18
District of Columbia 18 N/A N/A 18
Florida 18 18 18
Georgia 18 N/A 18 (cruises 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 Bingo: 16
Maryland 18 18 21 18
Massachusetts 18 18 21 18
Michigan 18 18 18-21 18 Casino age varies by casino
Minnesota 18 18 18-21 18 Casino age varies by casino
Mississippi N/A N/A 21 Bingo: None
Pull tabs: 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 None
New York 18 18 18-21 None Casino age varies by casino
North Carolina 18 N/A 21 None
North Dakota 18 Trackside: 18
OTB: 21
21 None
Ohio 18 18 21 18
Oklahoma 18 18 18-21 Tribal bingo: 16
Other: 18
Casino age varies by casino
Oregon 18 18 18-21 Bingo: 18 Casino age varies by casino
Pennsylvania 18 18 21 18
Puerto Rico 18 18 18 18
Rhode Island 18 18 18 18
South Carolina 18 N/A 21
South Dakota 18 18 21 18
Tennessee 18 18 N/A
Texas 18 21 21 (cruises only) 18; under 18 accompanied by adult
United States Virgin Islands 18 21
Utah N/A N/A N/A N/A
Vermont 18 N/A N/A 18
Virginia 18 18 N/A 18
Washington 18 18 18-21 18 Casino age varies by casino
West Virginia 18 18 21 18
Wisconsin 18 18 18-21 18 Casino age varies by casino
Wyoming 18 18 18 18

 

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