Published: 18 July 2019 by Richard Bradley
“The Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport has issued a consultation on the minimum age for playing National Lottery Games and the full consultation document can be found here.
The consultation acknowledges that over the years there has been a significant growth in online gambling and that the development of online and mobile platforms have revolutionised player interaction with the National Lottery games.
The DCMS identifies that the relative proportion and total sales revenue of instant win games, especially scratchcards, has increased over time and the consultation considers whether the availability of all National Lottery games to those under 18 remains appropriate.
The Government’s objectives include:
The consultation provides detailed analysis of participation data, risk of harm, sales revenue and risk of underage play.
Consultees are asked to consider the following options:
The consultation is being conducted by online survey, which can be found here. The consultation will close on the 8th October 2019”.
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