Gambling is only allowed for adults. If an underage kid is caught in a casino, he/she will have to take the consequences. Gambling is only permitted only for adults, who are at least 18 years old (in some places the restriction is for people under 21). Gambling is highly addictive and highly regulated. Underage kids can’t visit casinos, bet on sports or even buy a lottery ticket.
Laws in different countries and states vary. However in many countries gambling is absolutely forbidden for everyone, no matter how old. Punishments also vary from place to place. Your punishment depends on the place you want to gamble, and how you have violated the law.
Getting caught gambling can be extremely harsh. You will most likely get fined and be filed with a criminal file. In addition to everything, you will lose all your profit and winnings. In many places like Nevada for example, you will lose your driving license as well. Even if you are not old enough to have a driving license, you won’t be able to get one for additional time, depending on your charges. Being charged and sentenced to perform community service is also possible in many places.
The underage gambler is not the only one getting punished. The casino, its employers and your parents will get fined for letting minor gambling. Employees will get fined for failing to check the player’s ID. Casinos can get up to six-figure fines for not doing its job, to forbid underage kids gamble.
Getting a fake ID is not a great idea too. If you want to cash out your profit, most casinos will check the authenticity of your ID. A fake one can violate the laws and you will get in a lot of trouble for that. You and the person who helped you get the false documents will get punished under those laws, not only for gambling.
If all this happens to you, be extremely fast with talking to a lawyer. Try getting a good defense as fast as possible as it may lower your charges. They can answer all your questions about your violation of the laws.
Getting in a casino with your parents or older friend is not a good idea as well. They will get charged along with you because they let an underage kid to gamble.
The most secure way to defend yourself from the law is not to gamble at all. Restrictions exist because they are needed. Getting in those communities at a young age is very dangerous. Even if your birthday is the next day, just wait until it.
Underage gambling is considered a great problem nowadays. All the risks it contains are not worth it if you are underage. Getting addicted is the biggest problem. It is classified as an addiction like alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Be sure not to violate the law for gambling. It can be extremely harsh on you and your family. Just wait for a few years before you consider gambling as an interest of yours.