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    Las Vegas with a 19 year old?!

    Hi,

    I finally get the chance to go to Vegas. I have been waiting for long and now IŽll head down there with a group of students.
    Unfortunately one member happens to be not 21! He is 19.

    If I remember right, you gotta be 21 to gamble in the US?

    Now, is this rule followes striktly? Is he even going to be IDed, if he only plays some slots?

    AND, if yaŽll donŽt think that heŽll be able to spend his time/money in the Casinos, what else should he vistit or do? Any ideas?

    Thank you
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    There are a ton of things to do in Vegas besides gambling - Every casino have night clubs, some w/ live bands. The tour of the dam is awesome. Las Vegas have the best live shows comedians, singers ,magicians. A 19 has a lot of things to do. I wouldn't chance even playing slots, if he gets caught could be a bummer for the rest of the group.
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    what happens if he get caught?
    i mean it is not a crime to play some slots... is it?
    theyŽll probably just throw him out, like they would do here in Europe, would they?

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    gambling age?

    Quote Originally Posted by marioking24 View Post
    Hi,

    I finally get the chance to go to Vegas. I have been waiting for long and now IŽll head down there with a group of students.
    Unfortunately one member happens to be not 21! He is 19.

    If I remember right, you gotta be 21 to gamble in the US?

    Now, is this rule followes striktly? Is he even going to be IDed, if he only plays some slots?

    AND, if yaŽll donŽt think that heŽll be able to spend his time/money in the Casinos, what else should he vistit or do? Any ideas?

    Thank you
    mario
    MarioKing,
    I live in minnesota and the legal age to gamble is 18, I belive that is the legal age to gamble throughout the US. also is the legal age to smoke. But you do need to be 21 to drink in minnesota.

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    Well.. i am confused now...
    I know that the drinking age in the US is 21. I thought gambling was 21 as well?!

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    You have to be 21 to drink or gamble. You also have to be 21 to be out on the street past 10pm I believe.

    He won't be allowed to stop in any Casino's and will be ID'd regardless of what you do, whether it's buying a coke or attempting to play at a table.

    Totally pointless in my opinion, tell him to save his money. He won't be able to do anything with you guys. ID is incredibly strict in Vegas. I'm 24 and they made me go to the security desk every morning to prove my ID and get a wrist band. Without a band, you can't do anything in the hotel/casino.

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    Boy I wish it was 18 here at Foxwoods & The Mohegan Sun
    I would be doing more bus trips for the young kids.
    The only thing they can do is play Bingo at Foxwoods at 18.

    Tell your friend to get a fake id
    If he takes a chance he may get in if the gaurds are not looking.My son 19 gets into both casinos here.
    The only thing I would worry about is if he hits a jackpot on a slot.
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    well I donŽt know fake ID is definetly not an option cause that would be a crime then! And I want to bring him back to Germany..!

    I think he will probably find things to do other than gambling! But we will try to just take him with us... and when we get thrown out we will just change the casino! ThatŽs the plan, hope it will work out

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    Hiya: I see this every once in a while. In some places you can Gamble at 18. They come here to Vegas, the Pit Boss ask to see their ID or Passport, and tells them they can not play. For some, this was the only reason they came, and it ened up being a wasted vacation.

    Here is the deal for a 19-20 year old. "Disclaimer" "i am NOT saying i approve of this, just providing imformation". Table Games are out, as they all have a Pit Boss, who part of his job is to stop underage people from playing.

    Getting free drinks, "beer ect", is out, as the waitress will not serve him.

    The Cashier Cage is out, as they will also check sometimes when a person actually tries to cash in their chips, or slot voucher. This being said, The eye in the Sky, "Camera" up in the ceiling are NOT all being watched one by one for every table and slot machine in the Casino......

    So, this means that most slot machines are, "In". It also helps if a couple of the others who are 21 are hanging around, and they order a beer or something, and show their ID to the waitress. She will assune they ALL are 21, and does not really care about the one who is not, as he did not order a drink.

    This also means someone else would have to cash in the voucher at the cashier cage for him.

    What if he gets caught? At a table game, they will take ALL winnings, Keep any losses, and give back whatever he bought in with. He would be told to leave the Casino Gambling area. At a slot machine, they would come over, verify that he is underage, press the cashout button on the machine, and also forfiet any winnings he may have had.

    No One goes to jail, or gets beat up in the back room by a Bouncer. It is simply him saying, "I did not know", and the Casino saying, "Well now you do".

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    Last year my brotherinlaw from the Philippines, Benny, "who has down syndrome", was here in Vegas for his 25th birthday. Me, and Gloria and Leo, his brother an sister, all went to the strip. We brought his passport with him. We let him play slots. He likes the spinning reels, and all the noise. He looks all of 14 years old. On Purpose, We left him semi alone, to see what the Casino people in the area would do? No one did anything. Not one employee ask him for his ID or nothing?......hehehe

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