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The Gambling Commission and local trading standards officers should undertake regular age test purchases and visits in all land- based gambling venues such as betting shops, amusement arcades and National Lottery retailers, and develop an appropriate age testing scheme for online gambling operators. Minimum age for gambling

Most commercial gambling in Great Britain is legal only for those aged 18 and over. However, there are two exceptions: • Young people between 16 and 18 can legally purchase National Lottery products, including draw-based games, scratchcards and online instant-win games. They can also participate in society lotteries and football pools; and • There are no age restrictions on Category D games machines, which include fruit machines, pushers and cranes. National Lottery.

In July 2019, the UK Government launched a consultation476 seeking views on whether the minimum age for some, or all, National Lottery games and products should be increased from 16 to 18.


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