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News of the States. Reports NCSL staff produce hundreds of reports, briefs, magazine articles and other research every year. My suggestion would be, since the first offense is a mere violation Whether or not it would ever be enforced, the language of Arizona State Law which allows Social Gambling makes it pretty clear that online gambling is illegal.

Questions of actual enforcement aside, Arkansas law makes it patently illegal to gamble on anything in which, "Any money or property may be won. California had four different bills introduced in that would have legalized and set a regulatory framework for intrastate online poker, but all four bills died a Legislative death due to inaction as of a few months ago.

New bills may be reintroduced. Initiative to legalize and regulate sports betting for the November ballot was proposed on June 11th, Revenue generated via legal means and consumer protection were declared as main reasons to push for the legislation in time for the election. Beyond that, California is completely ambiguous because there is no State law that would serve to explicitly prohibit players from gambling online, operators would be doing something illegal under California State Law but lower levels of Government than the State itself could enact Legislation making such an act illegal.

The State of Colorado dictates that anti-gambling laws be construed, "Liberally," and other than Social Gambling or Gambling authorized by the State, any other form of gambling as a player is a petty offense that could result in a fine. Gambling constitutes a Class 1 Petty Offense. The Colorado Department of Revenue site makes this clear:. Connecticut law is completely clear and unambiguous that Gambling is a crime, specifically, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Until the State explicitly makes online gambling in any form legal, it is illegal. It is difficult to speculate whether or not the law is strictly enforced. Regulated online gambling is legal in Delaware, and nothing in that bill would tend to make it appear illegal to play at unregulated sites.

On the other hand, if they wanted to extend the definition of, 'Gambling Device,' to be a computer, then you could not play at their regulated sites which are definitely legal! I would encourage anyone in the State of Delaware to research the State Laws and decide for yourselves, but I would say it is probably legal to gamble online in Delaware.

Florida has some regulated gambling, and it is a Second-Degree Misdemeanor to engage in any form of unregulated gambling within the State. Since online casinos outside of the State of Florida fall under this purview, playing at them is patently illegal. It is difficult to say whether this law is really enforced, probably not. Many sites have tried to advance the argument that online gambling is not necessarily illegal in Georgia, whereas engaging in illegal gambling is a Misdemeanor, but they may not have fully studied the law:.

Notable are terms such as, "Any slot machine, simulations or variation thereof," and, "Any video game machine or device, operated for any consideration, for the game of poker, Blackjack, any other card game or Keno The long and short of it is, while Georgia law may not specifically address online gambling, it does address virtually every way an individual can possibly gamble online.

The State Legislature of Hawaii is completely out of its mind. If it were me, I would legalize every form of gambling imaginable immediately! Combine that with how highly-praised Hawaii is as a tourist destination already, and you have a guaranteed cash cow. Instead, engaging in any form of gambling other than Social Gambling or Home Games is patently illegal under Hawaii law.

The law restricts any form of betting in, "Contests of chance. All forms of gambling, except for those allowed by the State, are prohibited in the State of Idaho and gambling is a Misdemeanor. It is unknown whether or not this is ever enforced for online gambling. The law is clear in the Land of Lincoln, other than State-Regulated forms of gambling, playing a game, "Of chance or skill for money or other thing of value," is patently illegal.

It is a Misdemeanor under the law, but it is difficult to tell how strictly the law is enforced with respect to Online Gambling. Illinois has made several attempts at online gambling regulation and expansion, although these have all fallen short of realization for one reason or another, and the state legislature is still in the works without an end in sight. How strictly the codes are enforced for Internet Gambling is unknown, but the laws are not ambiguous. Iowa has perhaps the strictest apparent laws on Online Gambling out there.

Other than regulated forms of Gambling, it is a crime to, "Make any bet," pursuant to Iowa law, and the penalties can range all the way up to a Felony dependent exclusively on the amounts involved. Furthermore, any monies garnered from online gambling are subject to seizure, as are any monies with any other illegal form of gambling in the State. It is unknown how frequently these laws are enforced. Kentucky law makes it illegal to, "Advance Gambling Activity," which is something that would apply to operators, rather than players.

Kentucky law does not seem to prescribe a penalty for the mere act of gambling as a player whatsoever. This says it all, "Whoever commits the crime of Gambling by Computer shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. While unlawful gambling is considered criminal in Maine, there do not appear to be any penalties associated with the act of merely being a player gambling online.

The Video Gaming Machine Control Law requires operators to place gaming devices in such a way as to prevent access by persons under Charity bingo and pull-tabs: Montana allows commercial bingo, making it tough for a charity game to survive.

The statewide minimum of 18 applies, although the only specific statute is one defining a "bingo caller" as a person 18 years of age or older. Pull-tabs are prohibited by statute. The state explicitly allow minors to sell and buy raffle tickets for charitable purposes. The State Legislature apparently faced problems with Little Leaguers selling raffle tickets to their friends, so it just made the whole thing legal. Raffles are also the only form of gambling in the state where players can use a check rather than cash.

Nebraska has a state lottery, but also allows cities and counties to run local government lotteries. It is also unique in allowing privately owned for-profit keno games. The lottery law contains a strange age distinction. Villages, cities, and counties can operate lotteries in Nebraska; the minimum age to buy a ticket is However, for charity lotteries and raffles, the minimum age to buy a ticket is It is a minor misdemeanor for anyone under 19 to knowingly buy a governmental lottery ticket and a more serious misdemeanor to knowingly sell one.

The addition of the word "knowingly" for the buyer makes little sense, unless it is to cover the rare case of someone over 18 but under 19, who buys a local government lottery ticket thinking he or she was buying a charity lottery tickets. While most states either allow adults to buy lottery tickets as gifts or are silent on the issue, Nebraska explicitly prohibits anyone from buying a ticket for the benefit of a person under Knowingly aiding or abetting any minor to make a parimutuel wager is a misdemeanor.

The minimum age is 18; lotteries are allowed to sell "pickle cards," i. The state also allows keno, which has become a big business. The Nevada Constitution still prohibits all lotteries except charity raffles. The enabling statute does not mention a minimum age for buying a raffle ticket. The age limit of 21 for casinos probably applies. Almost complete prohibition for everyone under Notice the statutory prohibition on "loitering" or allowing minors to pass through casinos. Play, be allowed to play, place wagers at, or collect winnings from, whether personally or through an agent, any gambling game, slot machine, race book, sports pool or parimutuel operator.

Loiter, or be permitted to loiter, in or about any room or premises wherein any licensed game, race book, sports pool or parimutuel wagering is operated or conducted. Be employed as a gaming employee except in a counting room. Any licensee, employee, dealer or other person who violates or permits the violation of any of the provisions of this section and any person, under 21 years of age, who violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. See Parimutuel betting , above.

There are many additional specific restrictions, all set at age Tickets may not be sold to anyone under 18; however, gifts by adults are allowed. State law prohibits anyone under 18 to be admitted to or play bingo games.

Mostly as the result of historic accidents, New Jersey has chosen a different standard for each type of gambling permitted by law: Tickets may not be sold to anyone under 18; gifts by adults are allowed.

Minimum age for lottery agents is Strict restrictions on minors, which is currently legally defined as age Atlantic City casinos must exclude anyone not old enough to drink alcoholic beverages, currently The state allows a casino to claim it did not know the minor was under 21 only when the casino is charged with a criminal offense. Strict liability is imposed for all non-criminal procedures, including administrative fines.

The governor signed compacts to allow tribes in the state to operate full casinos, but the State Supreme Court ruled them all unconstitutional. The Legislature solved the problem, in part, by approving a model compact, with a high tax rate. The legislation was probably illegal, because federal law prohibits the states from demanding tax revenue from tribes during compact negotiations. The Governor, Legislature and tribes are working out the problem, by negotiating a lower rate. As part of the legislative deal-making, the Legislature and Governor agreed to let racetracks and fraternal organizations also have slot machines.

The state is unique in allowing betting on bicycle races. Tickets may not be sold to anyone under 18, but gifts by adults are permitted. Lottery retailers must be at least Betting on bicycle races is limited to age The horseracing statutes do not give a minimum age for placing a bet. Although the original compacts, signed in February , contained no minimum gaming age, tribes that have agree to the current compacts prohibit patrons under Political pressure from non-Indians forced the Legislature to include a requirement that tribal gaming agencies, which regulate tribal casinos, enact regulations "prohibiting participation in any Class III gaming by any person under the age of twenty-one The State Legislature has decreed that minors may not participate in "recreational bingo" offered by senior citizen groups; although, there is no similar statutory age limit on any other form of bingo.

New York has signed a compact with the Oneida Tribe, resulting in an Indian casino which is supposed to be without slot machines. Turning Stone was probably the most profitable table-games-only casino in the world; it now has installed hundreds of gaming devices. New York was one of the first states to allow its off-track betting operators to take telephone wagers from gamblers in other states, in possible violation of federal law.

Tickets may not be sold to anyone under 18; however, adults may buy tickets for the purpose of making a gift to a minor. The New York courts upheld the right of underage recipients to collect if their ticket wins. Tracks and off-track betting operations are required to prevent betting by anyone who is actually and apparently under 18 years of age. This gives racing operators the excuse that the minor looked to be over New York has signed compacts with at least one tribe and allows charities to run casino nights.

Any person who knowingly gives a lottery ticket or share to any person under the age of eighteen years is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

In late , the State and Cherokee Tribe renegotiated their compact. Beginning January 1, , the minimum age is raised from 18 to The new compact will also allow the Tribe to enlarge its video gaming casino and raise the limit on its jackpots.

North Dakota is one of only three states this century where voters refused to authorize a state lottery, in part because the state already has so many other forms of gambling, including charity casinos. North Dakota allows a primitive form of parimutuel betting, called Calcutta pools, on all sporting events other than high school contests-age limit North Dakota is apparently the only state to put a higher limit on parimutuel wagering at OTBs than at the track.

Tribes operate full-scale casinos under compacts. Although pull-tabs are restricted to players over 21, bingo is limited to players over 18 unless accompanied by an adult. This provision shall not apply to state, county or independent fairs.

No person under the age of eighteen years shall be permitted to wager at any horseracing meeting. A wonderful minimum age: Participants and operators in bingo games conducted by multipurpose senior centers must be at least 60 years old. Employees at other bingo halls must be over The state is in a heated dispute with tribes over their right to operate casinos. The State Lottery operates video poker machines and takes bets on sports events.

Tribes in the state are operating full-scale casinos pursuant to compacts. The state has a strict scheme for dealing with minors. Lottery tickets may not be sold to anyone under If someone under 18 wins the lottery, they may not be paid the prize. This effectively eliminates adults buying tickets as gifts. If a track has a reasonable doubt that a patron is over 18, it must require the bettor to make a written statement of age and furnish evidence of his true age and identity.

It further prohibits any person under 12 from entering after 6 P. This statute also prohibits any person under 18 from loitering in the wagering area of a racecourse. Video poker is limited to age 21 and older because the devices are limited to establishments with liquor licenses. However, the first tribal-state casino compact put the minimum age at 18 for video poker machines; all later compacts put the age at Compacts were also signed putting the minimum age at 18 for bingo and blackjack.

So the present situation allows one Indian casino to let year-olds gamble at all of its games; the other tribal casinos must restrict machine gambling to age 21, but may allow year-olds to play every other game.

The compacts for blackjack are only temporary, and the state will insist that the age for that game be raised to Besides the Indian casinos, the state operates cardrooms for poker and blackjack under a vaguely worded statute allowing "contests of chance. Lottery tickets may not be sold to anyone under 18, but adults may give tickets as gifts to minors. Lottery agents must be over Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes tit.

The same restriction age 18 minimum phrased in two different ways. Similarly worded restrictions are placed on the rights of and year-olds to be attend the locations. Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute tit. Persons under 18 are not permitted to play bingo unless accompanied by an adult.

Puerto Rico allows betting on cockfights and various other forms of gambling, including full-scale casinos. Until recently, casino slot machines were owned and operated by the Commonwealth government itself. Sales are prohibited to persons under Puerto Rico Laws tit. No age limit is mentioned in the statute. Despite the obvious infringement on free speech, this statute was declared constitutional by the United States Supreme Court in Posadas de Puerto Rico Assoc. United States , U.

Puerto Rico Law tit. Licensees may not admit anyone under 18 into a building where parimutuel betting or simulcasting is taking place, nor may they knowingly permit any minor to be a patron of the parimutuel system or any other betting system. The Act makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly sell a ticket to a person under Minors may receive tickets as gifts; but minor who purchase tickets are committing misdemeanors and will not be paid if they win.

Until the middle of the year , South Carolina had tens of thousands of video gaming machines, with a minimum age limit of The state legalized and then prohibited video gaming machines, with offbeat restrictions, through a series of strange statutes and court decisions. Joytime Distributors and Amusement Co.

State , WL But the Court found that part of the same bill passed by the Legislature was valid, the part that said the gaming devices could not continue without a vote of the people which, of course, the Court would not allow. So slot machines are out, for the moment. South Dakota was one of the first states to allow its State Lottery to set up video lottery terminals, slot machines without coin drops.

The state also allows full-scale, low-stake casinos in Deadwood and on Indian land. However, to play a video lottery terminal, a gambler must be at least Participation in casino games is limited to gamblers 21 and older. VLTs are limited to patrons over Charity bingo is legal; but, there is no mention in the statutes of an age limit.

Tennessee legalized parimutuel wagering on horse races. However, the statute had a sunset provision, causing it to expire by its own terms when no track was opened in time. If betting on races would have remained legal, the age limit would have been The Texas Legislature wanted to impose different minimum ages for betting as opposed to merely attending races.

Rather than merely stating what those ages are, the Legislature, probably for political reasons, decided to create two sets of underage individuals: The Texas Racing Act defines "Child" as "a person younger than 16 years of age," while "Minor means a person younger than 21 years of age. The law cleanly lays out how the penalty increases for a willful violation of the law as opposed to a merely negligent act, and which party has the burden of proof:.

Individuals under 18 may not play bingo, unless accompanied "by his parent or guardian. Utah, Tennessee and Hawaii are the only states prohibiting all forms of commercial gambling. Utah does not even allow social bets. Vermont limits its State Lottery to persons who have "attained the age of majority," currently However, minors may receive lottery tickets as gifts. Like the lottery, these games are limited to age of majority. The statute focuses on workers rather than patrons: A person who has not reached the age of majority may work performing services at a game of chance which are not related to the execution of the game of chance.

The Virgin Islands is the most recent American jurisdiction to legalize casinos. Land-based casinos are limited to St. Casinos onboard cruise ships may remain open, but only in St. Thomas and only if the ship remains docked beyond 6 p. Virgin Islands Statutes, tit. This does not prohibit gifts by adults to minors. Any licensee who knowingly sells or offers to sell or redeem a lottery ticket or shares to or from any person under the age of 18 years is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Instant bingo is limited to players 18 and over. The Charitable Gaming Commission has promulgated detailed regulations covering minors and bingo:. Individuals under 18 years of age may play bingo provided such persons are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. It shall be the responsibility of the organization to ensure that such individuals are eligible to play.

An organization's house rules may limit the play of bingo by minors. Individuals under the age of 18 may sell raffle tickets for a qualified organization raising funds for activities in which they are active participants. No individual under the age of 11 may participate in the management, operation or conduct of bingo games.

Individuals 11 through 17 years of age may participate in the conduct or operation of a bingo game provided the organization permitted for charitable gaming obtains and keeps on file written parental consent from the parent or legal guardian and verifies the date of birth of such youth.

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