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Ibeatyouraces
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August 30th, 2010 at 8:35:18 AM permalink
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August 30th, 2010 at 8:47:40 AM permalink
I say no, because teenage brains aren't fully developed, and one of the last things the human brain acquires is judgment, risk assessment, and discretion. Young people do foolhardy things because those skills don't develop until the mid-20's, or much later in the case of Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan. To allow teenage children to gamble would be to expose them to exploitation.

And besides, they don't have any money.
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August 30th, 2010 at 9:20:58 AM permalink
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the gambling age 19 in Canada, and 18 in Australia?
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Ibeatyouraces
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August 30th, 2010 at 9:29:32 AM permalink
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Ibeatyouraces
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DJTeddyBear
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August 30th, 2010 at 9:50:05 AM permalink
I'm very much on the fence about the proper age.

I beleive there are MANY rights and responsibilities that are different ages, but should all be the same age. For example:

- Unrestricted Working
- Unrestricted Driving
- Unrestricted Drinking
- Gambling
- Smoking
- Voting
- Military duty

To clarify the 'unrestricted' part: minors can work with working papers, drive with a learner's permit or during specific hours alone, drink at home with parental supervision.
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August 30th, 2010 at 9:53:34 AM permalink
Id say no since it may distract students from their studies if theyre pursuing a college education.

from a casino's perspective, since the drinking age is 21, its too difficult having to identify those that are 18-20 and those that are 21+. they can give them bands or stamps when they enter but then the kids can just rip them or wash them off. the casino might find themselves getting sued to selling alcohol to a minor. kids that age dont have much money anyways. its not worth the hassle risking all that to make a few extra bucks.
Ibeatyouraces
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August 30th, 2010 at 9:57:28 AM permalink
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miplet
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August 30th, 2010 at 10:31:51 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the gambling age 19 in Canada, and 18 in Australia?


For Canada: 18 in Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec. 19 elsewhere.
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August 30th, 2010 at 10:47:04 AM permalink
I think the age of adult should be 19 in the US. This should be the age for smoking, drinking, voting, military, gambling, anything else you could think of. I'll make driving 17.

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