U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Halloween!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-09-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Home!
8,696 posts, read 6,864,892 times
Reputation: 8436
Quote:
Originally Posted by swagger View Post
Is 18 not the threshold for becoming a legal adult? Everything in the country that defines being an "adult" defines it as a person 18 or older, except for drinking, gambling and handgun ownership.

At 18, you can buy a rifle, but you can't buy a six pack of beer or a revolver. You can smoke, but not drink. You can buy porn, but you can't put a nickle in a slot machine. You can fight in a foreign land and die for your country, but you can't order a martini or bet on a football game. How does this make sense?
Maybe it is good that you can buy a rifle, but not alcohol. Doesn't stop an 18 yo from drinking, that's for sure. But it may stop him from getting ticked off at someone in the bar and going home and shooting something up.

Or maybe they should raise all the other things to be off limits until you are 21
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-09-2008, 06:49 PM
 
229 posts, read 625,081 times
Reputation: 82
I gotta agree about it being too young. (If only my 18yr old self could see me now). I think having that 3 year wait is a good thing. Too many young people have the potential to pick up bad habits. The age limit doesn't really stop them but at least it puts the brakes on a little. What's 3 years in long run.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
14,076 posts, read 9,756,786 times
Reputation: 6974
Quote:
Originally Posted by dynimagelv View Post
doesnt have to make sense.....the casinos dont want low age gamblers because they dont conduct themselves properly and they chase away the adults....who b.t.w. seem to have the lions share of the disposable income.....

example.....the Canyon Club at the Four queens was open to 18 and over.....it no longer is because the cost of making repairs from the vandalism was prohibitive. the under 21 crowd was kept out....the vandalism stopped....you do the math.
The casinos can impose their own house rules. What they want is irrelevant to my argument - for me, it's about age discrimination being perpetrated by the government. My position is based solely on that premise - the casinos (or liquor stores or whatever) should be permitted to refuse service to anyone, for any reason. If they want to turn away business, that's their prerogative.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
15,380 posts, read 22,512,702 times
Reputation: 8557
thats a whole other thread then.....I agree.....BUT to make it a law invites problems within the gambling industry....if I remember right they tried lowering the drinking age a few years back and that was ..... less then successful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
2,818 posts, read 4,069,583 times
Reputation: 1266
I say yes! When I was at Reno Airport last year you don't know how tempted I was to slip a coin in those slot machines.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Williston
5,791 posts, read 5,163,009 times
Reputation: 2666
Quote:
Originally Posted by aqualung8705 View Post
They should leave the age limit where it is. It's a small, but vital idiot filter.
The military needs an idiot filter also. But I doubt that they lower the age for that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2009, 08:49 AM
 
1 posts, read 6,062 times
Reputation: 10
Exaclty.....gambling is ADULT entertainment. If I'm not mistaken at 18 you're a legal adult.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: stuck
1,323 posts, read 2,150,261 times
Reputation: 1146
if the gambling age was lowered to 18, you would see a big drop in the % of college graduates. many smart ass cocky kids would gamble all their $ away with big dreams of being poker kingpins.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
15,380 posts, read 22,512,702 times
Reputation: 8557
Quote:
Originally Posted by ndb3 View Post
18 yr olds are just starting to move out on their own. It's too young to throw in that type of temptation. They need a few years of being financially responsible for themselves before you allow them to throw all their money away gambling. Too many 18 yr olds will come out of high school and ditch the idea of college to be a self proclaimed poker pro.

Although I'm sure the casinos love the idea, easy money for them.
NOPE....the casinos don't love the idea.....they are the reason that the age for gambling remained at 21 when they tried to lower the drinking age to 18.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
444 posts, read 1,073,621 times
Reputation: 175
Ahhh, a renewed thread.

No one over 25 to 30 will change the minds of those 15 to 18. As one well over the age of the first group, I would never vote for legal changes to the areas mentioned in this thread. I do however recall saying some of the same things as others when I was in the second age group.

I understand you may hate to hear it, but the experience of time might change your collective minds as well. Its pretty much a matter of priorities. Those of you in the younger group will be shocked how your priorities will change over time. I know mine did. All of my friends priorities changed too.

Allow time to mold you into an experienced citizen before you try to change everything those before you recognize as reasonable. Down the road you'll have more important things to worry about than those mentioned.

One more thought ... In the long run, the whole point is maturation. That is the ability to act on one's own without hurting yourself or others. Or, simply making good decisions. Obviously, those of you supporting the lower legal age limit are well ahead of your peers in this area or you wouldn't be posting on forums. Its great to see you expressing yourselves with inteligence.

Last edited by RedRockAAAA; 04-22-2009 at 11:50 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top