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What Age Can You Gamble in Canada?

The average age to gamble in Canada is 19. However, each territory determines its gambling laws; hence, not all will have the same gambling age restrictions. Out of all the territories, only Alberta, Quebec, and Manitoba have a gambling age of 18. The laws that govern gambling apply to both land-based and online casinos. You will need to prove your age before participating in gambling at both casinos.

Gambling Age in Canada

List of Territories and Gambling Age

Here is a list of the gambling age for each of the territories in Canada:


Territory Gambling Age
Alberta 18
British Columbia 19
Manitoba 19
New Brunswick 19
Newfoundland and Labrador 19
Northwest Territories 19
Nova Scotia 19
Nunavut 19
Ontario 19
Prince Edward Island 19
Quebec 18
Saskatchewan 19
Yukon 19


Proving Your Gambling Age

As we have mentioned, the casino will need to verify that you are the correct age to participate in gambling. It doesn’t matter whether you are doing it online or at land-based casinos; your age will be verified. Checking your age is not done to check that you are of legal gambling age; it is also to make sure that you are who you say you are.

Each casino will have different processes for how they check your age. The most common is checking when you are registering or when you want to withdraw your winnings. They will request documents that prove who you are and how old you are.

Casinos will ask for the same documents whether you are registering or requesting a withdrawal. They will ask for the following documents:

  • ID, passport, or driver’s license
  • Proof of address which will need to have your name on it. This can be any government-issued document or even a recent utility bill.

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