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Minimum Age to Gamble in United States of America

Below you will find the minimum legal age to gamble in various locations around the U.S., Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In the 50 American states, some times you'll see a variance, this usually is due to Indian casinos having different age requirements in their casinos than state regulated casinos. Tribes are considered sovereign nations and as such sometimes have different games and age limits. We weren't able to find the proper information on every location so you will find a '?' or omission on a few entries.

Our chart is not to be relied on for legal use. Always check with an attorney for legal information. Always consult local law enforcement agencies before gambling online.
Minimum Gambling Age for State Lottery Parimutuel Betting Casinos & Slot Machines Charity Bingo & Pull-tabs
(AL) Alabama Gamblingn/a1919None/19
(AK) Alaska Gamblingn/a n/a n/a19 bingo / 21 pull tabs
(AZ) Arizona Gambling21 21 21 18
(AR) Arkansas Gambling 18 18 21 18
(CA) California Gambling 18 18 18-21 (varies) 18
(CO) Colorado Gambling 18 18 21 18
(CT) Connecticut Gambling 18 18 21 18
(DE) Delaware Gambling 18 18 21 18
District of Columbia 18 n/a n/a 18
Florida 18 18 ? 18
(GA)Georgia Gambling 18 n/a 18 (cruises) 18
(HI) Hawaii Gambling n/a n/a n/a (not even bingo!)
(ID) Idaho Gambling 18 18 18 18 / 18
(IL) Illinois Gambling 18 18 21 18 / 18
Indiana 18 18 21 18
Iowa 21 21 21 21
Kansas 18 21 21 18
Kentucky 18 18 n/a 18 / 18
Louisiana 21 18 21 18
Maine 18 18 21 16 bingo
Maryland 18 18 21 18
Massachusetts 18 18 21 (casino ships) 18
Michigan 18 18 18 - 21 (varies by casino) 18
Minnesota 18 18 18 - 21 (varies by casino) 18
Mississippi n/a n/a 21 None/18
Missouri 18 18 21 16
Montana 18 18 18 18 / 18
Nebraska 19 18 21 18
Nevada n/a 21 21 21
New Hampshire 18 21 21 18 / 18
New Jersey 18 18 21 18
New Mexico 18 18 21 no age limit
New York 18 18 18 - 21 (depends on casino) no age limit
North Carolina 18 n/a 21 no age limit
North Dakota n/a 18 trackside / 21 OTB 21 no age limit
Ohio 18 18 21 18
Oklahoma 18 18 18 - 21 (varies by casino) 16 (tribal) - 18 / 18 pull tabs
Oregon 18 18 18 - 21 (depends on casino) 18 bingo
Pennsylvania 18 18 21 18
Puerto Rico 18 18 18 18
Rhode Island 18 18 18 18
South Carolina 18 n/a 21 (casino ship) ?
South Dakota 18 18 21 18
Tennessee 18 18 n/a ?
Texas 18 21 21 (casino ship) less 18 must have parent
Utah n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vermont 18 n/a n/a 18
Virgin Islands 18 21 ?
Virginia 18 18 n/a 18
Washington 18 18 18 - 21 (depend on casino) 18
West Virginia 18 18 21 18
Wisconsin 18 18 21 18
Wyoming n/a 18 18 18 / 18