Kewadin Casinos Will Lower Gambling Age

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Michigan Native American casino brand Kewadin Casinos announced today that they're lowering the age for gamblers at their casinos to 18, down from the current age of 19.

Native American tribes can offer gambling to adults as low as 18, while the three Michigan casinos that aren't affiliated with a tribe are required to have players be 21 or older. Kewadin had set the age to play at casinos at 19 in 2006. Kewadin's online betting sites will keep the 21 or older requirement, as they offer services to gamblers that aren't on tribal lands.

Kewadin's casinos are located in the northern part of Michigan, and generally serve as resort destinations for gamblers. The gambling brand is owned by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Regarding the decision Kewadin Casinos CEO Allen Kerridge said, "The decision to now lower the gaming age limit to 18 is a decision that gives all legal adults access to our gaming properties. Currently, several of Michigan's tribal casinos allow legal adults to gamble at their casinos and this change will allow us to be consistent and competitive with those casinos."

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.