Youth Gambling Prevention & Awareness
In Connecticut, 21 is the legal age for casino gambling. (Other forms of gambling—such as high-stakes bingo, lottery tickets, keno, and off-track betting—have a minimum age of 18.) Because the brain continues developing until the mid-20s, underage gambling qualifies as high risk, with increased potential for developing a disorder or addiction. The minimum age law aims to avoid these issues by increasing the age at which people begin gambling.