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#1.  Do you think the drinking and gambling age in Nevada should be lowered to 18 or remain the same at age 21, WHY?

*  18 is old enough to serve in the military and in wartime to be my view, an 18 year old is an adult and capable of making mature decisions about what they drink, if they gamble, or any other way they want to spend their money. To spend time indoors enjoying themselves might keep some off the street and victims of crime. Tobacco; no one ever killed another person by smoking.  Dorothy Booth

*  The age should remain at 21 years of age. There is a difference in maturity levels within the three year lapse. There should be a sense of acceptance of responsibilities of one's actions by that time. Even though some people never mature, hopefully the majority will. Chuck from Arizona

no,no,no---common sense.---BG

*  18 minimum would be VERY ugly for Nevada.  "So you've been "behind the wheel" for two whole years, and you didn't mean to pass that crosswalk, but it blurred, and the rental we got was so cool..." I love Las Vegas-I am 38 years old. I have to be firm in my belief that, while voting and military age are 18, some things should be left as they are. Think about it-It's realism.  Renie  Snohomish, WA

*  Need to keep it at 21. The young people at 18 can't handle there self very well when they drink. they get rowdy and they drive drunk. We don't need that on the streets in Vegas.  G.J. Smith

*  NO! As an adult (50), I go to LV to enjoy myself and don't want to be around crowds of 18 year olds who are not yet mature enough to handle themselves.  Mary Delgado

*  Gambling age should be dropped to 18, I am not so sure about alcohol. I remember when the drinking age was 18 and I had high school kids. They say, to this day they could get liquor a lot easier while under age when the age was 18. On the other hand when kids are out of high school, in college or military or working it seems a bit silly to say it is illegal to drink. They can sign a contract, vote and serve in the armed forces or get married, but they can't buy alcohol. Doesn't make much sense to me. Nita in Texas

*  I think the age should never be 18.  In fact we should raise it to age 25 Gambling and drinking are bad vices and we as a country need to stop thinking about the almighty dollar as much.  And start helping our citizens to becoming mature adults who can make there own decisions.  Then we'll get there money.  VIVA LAS VEGAS   Polcat18

I believe that they should not change the drinking age to 18. Even at 21, some of the drinkers are immature, enough to drink and drive, drink too much, etc.. and at 18 they are more likely to hang out with people under 18 which can cause way more underage drinking for 18 year olds are more likely to buy for minors. Keeping it at 21 may keep more people alive, and that means more then anything else.   Tracy Horg

*  I realize that we don't have the draft any more, but 18 years old do still have to sign up for it. I have always thought that if an 18 year old had to go to war and possibly give his life for his country, he should have the right to buy alcohol, gamble, or buy cigarettes. Pam New Mexico

*  NO!  18 is way to immature to handle alcohol, which then escalates into bad judgment as to choices in gambling and driving!! The same should also go for military service!!   Sincerely,  Ms. Jutta Poteat

*  It should remain at 21!! There is a great deal of difference is maturity between 18 and 21 year olds and quite frankly, I don't want to be around a bunch of 18 year olds in Vegas. I also don't think children should be allowed in the casinos. Thanks, Donna

*  I believe your drinking age should remain the same as it is 21 we have enough trouble with teen angers today we don't need to bring on more.   Jim Pickens

*  No.. Absolutely NO.   Marksalot300

*  I think the drinking and gambling age in Nevada should remain at 21. In many cases 18 year old kids are still in high school. They are not mature enough or competent to patronize casinos and indulge in drinking and gambling. They should be encouraged to concentrate on their education and their future instead - and it certainly should not begin with an invitation to drink and gamble. Please note that I am not anti-drinking or gambling because I do both and have done so for many years. My wife and I have also visited Vegas every year for many years and plan to continue to do so. I just think that 18 is too young to begin these activities.  Anthony Dalessandro

*  I think it is good to be a 21 year old adult to drink and play in the casinos.  Kids have enough problems without allowing them in the element at an earlier age.  Wanda  SC


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