Minimum Age to Gamble in United States of America

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. statesLotteryParimutuelCasinosCharity Bingo / Pull-tabs
(AL) Alabama Gamblingn/a1919None/19
(AK) Alaska Gamblingn/an/an/a19 bingo / 21 pull tabs
(AZ) Arizona Gambling21212118
(AR) Arkansas Gambling18182118
(CA) California Gambling181818-21 (varies)18
(CO) Colorado Gambling18182118
(CT) Connecticut Gambling18182118
(DE) Delaware Gambling18182118
(D.C.) District of Columbia18n/an/a18
(FL) Florida Gambling1818?18
(GA) Georgia Gambling18n/a18 (cruises)18
(HI) Hawaii Gamblingn/an/an/a(not even bingo!)
(ID) Idaho Gambling18181818 / 18
(IL) Illinois Gambling18182118 / 18
(IN) Indiana Gambling18182118
(IA) Iowa Gambling21212121
(KS) Kansas Gambling18212118
(KY) Kentucky Gambling1818n/a18 / 18
(LA) Louisiana Gambling21182118
(ME) Maine Gambling18182116 bingo
(MD) Maryland Gambling18182118
(MA) Massachusetts Gambling181821 (casino ships)18
(MI) Michigan Gambling181818 – 21 (varies)18
(MN) Minnesota Gambling181818 – 21 (varies)18
(MS) Mississippi Gamblingn/an/a21None/18
(MO) Missouri Gambling18182116
(MT) Montana Gambling18181818 / 18
(NE) Nebraska Gambling19182118
(NV) Nevada Gamblingn/a212121
(NH) New Hampshire Gambling18212118 / 18
(NJ) New Jersey Gambling18182118
(NM) New Mexico Gambling181821no age limit
(NY) New York Gambling181818 – 21 (varies)no age limit
(NC) North Carolina Gambling18n/a21no age limit
(ND) North Dakota Gamblingn/a18 track / 21 OTB21no age limit
(OH) Ohio Gambling18182118
(OK) Oklahoma Gambling181818 – 21 (varies)16 tribe – 18 / 18 pull tab
(OR) Oregon Gambling181818 – 21 (varies)18 bingo
(PA) Pennsylvania Gambling18182118
(PR) Puerto Rico Gambling18181818
(RI) Rhode Island Gambling18181818
(SC) South Carolina Gambling18n/a21 (casino ship)?
(SD) South Dakota Gambling18182118
(TN) Tennessee Gambling1818n/a?
(TX) Texas Gambling182121 (casino ship)less 18 must have parent
(UT) Utah Gamblingn/an/an/an/a
(VT) Vermont Gambling18n/an/a18
(VI) Virgin Islands Gambling1821?
(VA) Virginia Gambling1818n/a18
(WA) Washington Gambling181818 – 21 (varies)18
(WVA) West Virginia Gambling18182118
(WI) Wisconsin Gambling18182118
(WY) Wyoming Gamblingn/a181818 / 18