Government proposes scratch card ban

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The government minister responsible for regulating gambling wants to ban scratch card sales to those under the age of 18.

In an interview with parliamentary magazine The House, when she was asked about “the next step” in gambling laws, she said: “There are other areas where I would like to see some things sorted out. That’s around buying scratch cards at lotteries, 16- and 17-year-olds. I would like to act there. I’d be hopeful to do that soon.”

However, the Department for Media Culture and Sport previously said any change to age requirements would only take place in 2023.

A Camelot spokesperson told RN: “We have no issue with a government review of the age limit for buying National Lottery products and are happy to assist in any way we can to help inform the decision.”

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By Jack Courtez 04 Mar, 2019



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