Sale Of Lottery Tickets Minors Must Be Prohibited – Minister Of Britain
The minister of sports uk mims davis wants to ban gambling, including lottery, persons who have undergone an adult age.
Davis reported media what he wants to make amendments to the gambling law to prohibit minors to play gambling. This includes scratch cards, as well as the national lottery draws, which are currently available to anyone who has reached 16.
«This step is und vulnerable groups of people. I hope that soon it will happen», – said davis.
Commentary of the minister of sport followed the revision of the laws on gambling in may last year, in which members of the government expressed their intention to consider this issue. On thursday evening, the ministry of culture, media and sports stated take effect earlier thank the 2023th, that is, until the validity period of the current license of the national lottery will not be at the end.
The minimum age to participate in the lottery draws is 16 years, while the rates in the casino are allowed only from 18. According to the study of the commission on british games of 2018, 450,000 adolescents aged 11 to 16 years old play gambling weekly. Indience, 16% of the same audience bought scratch-cards of the national lottery at least, or even more often a week.
Last month, the government expressed the idea to ban the use of credit cards for betting. Minister jeremy wright expressed concern that about 20% of deposits in some gembling companies are produced using money that customers do not really have. In the commission on gambling, they stated that this issue will be considered, and warned about the likely to establish regulation.
Recall that the uk gambling commission is tested by an updated player identification system.