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How old does one have to be to be considered an adult? Officially, in the United States, that age is 18. But the government has exceptions to that rule and it makes zero sense. In some cases and in some states, you’re considered an adult at 18. In others, 21. In some states, two types of the same activity, such as gambling, have two different minimum ages depending upon the type of gambling one engages in. It’s all so absurd and it does nothing but create confusion for people who believe they are adults. Jay takes 15 minutes to raise questions about it and hopefully make people think about the issue.More