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RobJohnson
11-14-2008, 08:15 AM
Nevada’s top gaming regulator says he’ll ask state legislators whether they have any appetite to lower the minimum gambling age from 21 to 18 as a way to drum up state gaming revenue during the recession.http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/nov/11/idea-lower-gambling-age-will-be-getting-gentle-pus/

Should 18 year olds be allowed to gamble in casinos in the state that is currently the foreclosure and suicide capital of the nation?

noonwitch
11-14-2008, 08:40 AM
I never really thought about it, being beyond the age myself and not a gambler, but Michigan casinos also require one to be 21 to enter/gamble. I like to watch others gamble, but I don't have enough money to lose a lot of it. I've been in each of Detroit's casinos at least once, but not necessarily in their new buildings.


As long as casinos serve alcohol, it is in their best interests to keep the age of entry at 21. It prevents problems, that way. The only positive that I can see is maybe if the age is 18, the casinos can then hire 18-21 year olds to work there.

Gingersnap
11-14-2008, 10:21 AM
I wish we had some uniformity for these minor/adult laws. If you can sign a contract, get married without permission, and join the armed forces, you ought to be able to drink, gamble, and work naked if that's your desire.

If 18 is too young to work naked than it ought to be too young to join the Navy. I might buy into raising the age limit. But raise it for everything.

RobJohnson
11-14-2008, 01:43 PM
I wish we had some uniformity for these minor/adult laws. If you can sign a contract, get married without permission, and join the armed forces, you ought to be able to drink, gamble, and work naked if that's your desire.

If 18 is too young to work naked than it ought to be too young to join the Navy. I might buy into raising the age limit. But raise it for everything.

I know a 20 year old that would of went to Vegas on vacation...but with not being able to gamble, he decided to wait a year....

It's not like laws keep people from doing illegal stuff....might as well let them gamble!

M21
11-14-2008, 01:45 PM
If 18 is too young to work naked than it ought to be too young to join the Navy. There's a good joke in there somewhere. :D It had to be the Navy.

Gingersnap
11-14-2008, 01:50 PM
There's a good joke in there somewhere. :D It had to be the Navy.

Yeah, that occurred to me after I wrote it. Ree will come by and tell us what it is. :D

RobJohnson
11-14-2008, 02:01 PM
We do not buy the old argument the attorney used, that because 18-year-olds may vote and join the military they should be able to gamble legally. The voting age was lowered to 18 in 1971 largely on grounds brought by young people that if they could be killed or injured in Vietnam, they should be able to vote for or against the war. Young people since then have had the right to help set public policy but we aren’t aware of any who are organizing campaigns to lower the gambling age.

As for young people serving in the military, it is not presumed for a minute by any of the branches that recruits, even those older than 21, are yet mentally ready for their coming responsibilities. In truth, the major emphasis during training is on developing a recruit’s maturity and self-discipline — qualities that all gamblers need if they are to avoid problems.



http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/nov/12/minors-and-gambling/

wilbur
11-14-2008, 02:06 PM
I wish we had some uniformity for these minor/adult laws. If you can sign a contract, get married without permission, and join the armed forces, you ought to be able to drink, gamble, and work naked if that's your desire.

If 18 is too young to work naked than it ought to be too young to join the Navy. I might buy into raising the age limit. But raise it for everything.

18 is too young to work naked?

Gingersnap
11-14-2008, 02:27 PM
18 is too young to work naked?

Go figure. :D