National Minimum Drinking Age Act - Wikipedia

HAWAIIHawaii, Tennesse and Utah are the only states that have not legalized some form of commercial gambling. Hawaii, like many other states, does allow "social gambling" -- the minimum age is 18. Hawaii Revised Statute §712-1231. The Legislature has been considering allowing casino gambling, either in selected areas or on cruise ships.IDAHOThe Coeur d’Alene Tribe made the most serious attempt of any federally recognized tribe to set up nationwide Internet and telephone lotteries. The Tribe’s "U.S. Lottery" was discontinued after adverse court decisions.Lottery: Idaho Code §67-7413 prohibits the knowing sale of tickets to anyone under 18.

The State Legislature has enacted some unique laws to deal with underage gambling.

Parimutuel betting: Alabama Code §11-65-44 sets the minimum age as 19 throughout the state. Previously, the minimum age for betting at horse and greyhound racetracks was 18 in some counties, 19 in others: Greene and Mobile – 18, Birmingham and Macon – 19. Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., at 59.


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Bingo and pull-tabs: State statutes set the minimum age for bingo at 19, but the age for pull-tabs was raised from 19 to 21 on June 26, 1993. Alaska Statutes §§05.15.180 and 05.15.187.


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ILLINOISIllinois is unique in defining a minor (at least under the horse-racing statutes) as "any individual under the age of 17 years." Illinois Revised Statutes ch.230, §5/3.08. The state also makes a distinction between casino gambling run by charities -- age 18 -- and casino gambling run for profit on riverboats -- age 21.Lottery: In 1997 the State Legislature made it more difficult for anyone under 18 to play the State Lottery. It repealed a statute which had allowed adults to purchase tickets as gifts for children, and added a provision forbidding payment of prizes to minors under 18. HB1802, amending 20 ILCS §1605/15 and repealing 1605/18. Selling a ticket to anyone under the age of 18 is a Class B misdemeanor for the first offense, a Class 4 felony for subsequent violations. A minor who buys a lottery ticket is guilty of a petty offense. Id. at §1605/15.

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Historically, outside the mainland United States, casinos were restricted to resorts and spas, far from major population centers, and play was limited to foreigners, especially foreign tourists. The idea was to import the money and export the social problems. Restrictions on locals gambling can still be found throughout the world. In Puerto Rico, for example, it is against the law for local licensed casinos to advertise to the local population; this restriction was upheld by the United States Supreme Court, even though no such similar restrictions were placed on any other form of the Commonwealth's extensive legal gambling. Casinos which are limited to foreigners will still have minimum age limits, to preserve the adult atmosphere and to protect foreign children and avoid bad press. For example, the law in Nepal expressly restricts casino gambling to foreign visitors 21 years of age and older.

A question mark ("?") without a number means that particular form of gambling is legal in that state, but the minimum age requirements, if any, are not known.

Illinois is unique in defining a minor (at least under the horse-racing statutes) as "any individual under the age of 17 years." Illinois Revised Statutes ch.230, §5/3.08. The state also makes a distinction between casino gambling run by charities -- age 18 -- and casino gambling run for profit on riverboats -- age 21.

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IOWAIowa may have more forms of legal gambling than any state, other than Nevada -- everything from bingo and amusement games to casinos and sports pools. Most are low-stakes and limited to players over 21; but not all.Lottery: Iowa raised the minimum age from 18 to 21 in 1994. Present law prohibits the sale of a lottery ticket to persons under the age of 21, but allows adults to buy tickets for them as gifts. A licensee or a licensee's employee who knowingly offers to sell a lottery ticket to anyone under 21 is guilty of a simple misdemeanor and the seller’s license is suspended. As for the minor: "A prize won by a person who has not reached the age of twenty-one but who purchases a winning ticket or share in violation of this subsection shall be forfeited." Iowa Code §§99E.18(2).