Minimum Legal Age To Gamble Varies Widely Across The World

Published on April 9th, 2024 1:10 pm EST

Entry age for casinos varies from location to location.In most countries around the world, the minimum age to legally enter a casino is 18 years of age.

This includes countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom and France, just to name a few.

In the United States and Canada, the legal age varies depending on which province or state you are in. It can be as young as 18 years of age, or as old as 21.

Of course, casinos are also illegal in a number of countries across the world.


In SOME countries, you must be a MINIMUM of 25 years of age before you can legally walk into a casino.

In Georgia, for instance, Georgian citizens must be a minimum of 25 years old before they enter a casino.

In Portugal, some casinos have a requirement that Portuguese citizens must be a minimum of 25 years of age before they are allowed in.

In Uganda, the minimum age to enter any casino is 25 years of age, regardless of where you are from.


In these three countries - Georgia, Portugal and Uganda - you need to be at least 25 years of age, especially if you are a citizen of the country.

There are exceptions for tourists, as the age for a tourist to gain entry falls to as low as 18 years of age.


In some countries, casinos are basically a free-for-all - you can walk in the doors and start gambling as a literal teenager.

In other countries, access is very limited.