Ever since the world exists, the people around the world have been gambling.
Maybe not officially as a casino, but they knew how to have fun and weren’t afraid to show it.
Apart from money, they also played for food, gold, and domestic animals.
The ancient times were bad for poor people, and they had to find a way to survive.
Their age didn’t matter; all they cared about was to feed themselves and not die from starvation.
Today, the age of the casino players matters a lot.
You can’t really enter a casino if you’re underage; that’s the way it goes.
You will need a valid ID card and proof that your age is appropriate for gambling.
But, what does it mean when we say underage?
At what age do you have to be in order to be fit for casino activities?
It’s all based on the country’s laws and their opinion of it.
In this country, gambling isn’t forbidden and is perfectly legal.
Canada as one of the most influential countries in the world legalizes gambling if you’re 19 or older.
Anything below this number is not legal and can be even fined.
There are a few places like Quebec, Alberta, and Manitoba where you can be 18 and allowed to gamble as well. But that about it.
In the USA, the legal age for drinking, driving, and of course, gambling is 21.
Many people are usually faking the IDs that they are carrying in order to get in the casino rooms and gamble, but that’s not okay because there can be consequences.
There are fines, and even jail time if you go against the American laws.
And it’s totally understandable as well.
Laws are there for a reason; they should be respected.
I’m generalizing the whole continent of Europe and not just several countries out of it.
That’s because in Europe the legal age for almost anything is 18 years old.
Whether we are talking about the UK, Germany, France, or any other country, the laws are pretty much the same.
Japan vs China
I put these two countries as one paragraph because many people are mixing them. Just because they are both in Asia doesn’t mean that they have the same laws.
Even though most of the gambling games are generally restricted, China and Japan have different outlooks on the legal gambling age.
In Japan, the current legal age is 20 yeas old.
But, there are rumors that by 2022, the age limit can be lowered down to 18 years old.
Meanwhile, in China, 21 is the starting age for anyone who wants to gamble.
These are only the most popular counties in the world.
Here, the gambling is really popular and it’s even the main tourist attraction (like Las Vegas in the USA, for example).
Before taking any action and go gambling, you should definitely inform yourself in the best way possible.
That’s the only safe way to gamble and enjoy it!