Legal Gambling Age

Know the legal gambling age in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada.

You have to be 21 years of age to gamble in the Las Vegas casinos or allowed in the casinos' gambling areas.

Children can only pass through the casinos gambling area with an adult at least 21 or older. You can take the kids to a restaurant, kids' attractions and so forth, but they cannot stop in the casino. You have to keep on walking or security personnel will ask you to move on.

To Be Carded

If you are a young person, expect to be asked for proof of age everywhere in Las Vegas:

  • In gambling casinos areas,
  • Las Vegas night clubs,
  • Las Vegas bars,
  • at gaming tables and
  • slot machines.

Casino personnel, bar personnel, nightclub personnel-- all will card you if you are up to 35 years old. Some Las Vegas casinos even have signs that read "We card people up to 35 years old."

If you are in your thirties and forties and you are carded, take it like a compliment. Don't get upset.

If you win a jackpot of $1,200.00 or more, the casino may want to see your Social Security Card, while you fill out your tax form (a W2G form for the IRS).

Have a valid photo ID with you when you are playing. You never know when you might hit the jackpot.

Nothing of this sort will happen on a live game, only on machines, slots, Keno or bingo.

Gamble Under Age

If you are under 21 years old and you gamble and win, state law forbids the casino to pay you.

If the Gaming Commission Of Nevada Agents find an underage person gambling, the Commission will fine that gambling establishment heavily. Both the Commission and the casino personnel are checking.


Don't try to cheat in any gambling casino in Nevada because, if you do and you are caught, the casino will confiscate every single penny you have with you at that moment. That's Nevada State law.

Keep in mind, if an adult tries to collect a jackpot won by an underage gambler, that adult is running the risk of being arrested.

Happy gambling in the City of Las Vegas!

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