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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
 U.S. states Lottery Parimutuel Casinos 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
(D.C.) District of Columbia 18 n/a n/a 18
(FL) Florida Gambling 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
(IN) Indiana Gambling 18 18 21 18
(IA) Iowa Gambling 21 21 21 21
(KS) Kansas Gambling 18 21 21 18
(KY) Kentucky Gambling 18 18 n/a 18 / 18
(LA) Louisiana Gambling 21 18 21 18
(ME) Maine Gambling 18 18 21 16 bingo
(MD) Maryland Gambling 18 18 21 18
(MA) Massachusetts Gambling 18 18 21 (casino ships) 18
(MI) Michigan Gambling 18 18 18 - 21 (varies) 18
(MN) Minnesota Gambling 18 18 18 - 21 (varies) 18
(MS) Mississippi Gambling n/a n/a 21 None/18
(MO) Missouri Gambling 18 18 21 16
(MT) Montana Gambling 18 18 18 18 / 18
(NE) Nebraska Gambling 19 18 21 18
(NV) Nevada Gambling n/a 21 21 21
(NH) New Hampshire Gambling 18 21 21 18 / 18
(NJ) New Jersey Gambling 18 18 21 18
(NM) New Mexico Gambling 18 18 21 no age limit
(NY) New York Gambling 18 18 18 - 21 (varies) no age limit
(NC) North Carolina Gambling 18 n/a 21 no age limit
(ND) North Dakota Gambling n/a 18 track / 21 OTB 21 no age limit
(OH) Ohio Gambling 18 18 21 18
(OK) Oklahoma Gambling 18 18 18 - 21 (varies) 16 tribe - 18 / 18 pull tab
(OR) Oregon Gambling 18 18 18 - 21 (varies) 18 bingo
(PA) Pennsylvania Gambling 18 18 21 18
(PR) Puerto Rico Gambling 18 18 18 18
(RI) Rhode Island Gambling 18 18 18 18
(SC) South Carolina Gambling 18 n/a 21 (casino ship) ?
(SD) South Dakota Gambling 18 18 21 18
(TN) Tennessee Gambling 18 18 n/a ?
(TX) Texas Gambling 18 21 21 (casino ship) less 18 must have parent
(UT) Utah Gambling n/a n/a n/a n/a
(VT) Vermont Gambling 18 n/a n/a 18
(VI) Virgin Islands Gambling 18 21 ?
(VA) Virginia Gambling 18 18 n/a 18
(WA) Washington Gambling 18 18 18 - 21 (varies) 18
(WVA) West Virginia Gambling 18 18 21 18
(WI) Wisconsin Gambling 18 18 21 18
(WY) Wyoming Gambling n/a 18 18 18 / 18