Legal Gambling Age

The legal gambling age chart below applies to land based casinos only. As of current, no states have adopted an age specific limitation regarding online gambling. Online casinos refer to the federal law allowing online casinos to accept gambling players age 18+ from all states with the exception of Washington. Residents of Washington are not permitted to gambling online at this time per Washington state law.

Minimum Gambling Age for State Lottery Parimutuel Betting Casinos & Slot Machines Charity Bingo & Pull-tabs
Alabama N/A 19 19 None/19
Alaska N/A N/A N/A 19 bingo / 21 pull tabs
Arizona 21 21 21 18
Arkansas 18 18 21 18
California 18 18 18-21 18
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) 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/ Bingo
Maryland 18 18 21 18
Massachusetts 18 18 21 (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
Nebraska 19 18 21 16
Nevada N/A 21 21 21
New Hampshire 18 21 21 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
Virginia 18 18 N/A 18
Washington 18 18 18-21 (depend on casino) 18
West Virginia 18 18 18 18
Wisconsin 18 18 18-21 18
Wyoming N/A 18 18 18