Age limit for National Lottery scratchcards and online instant win games could be raised to 16

Mail Online | 7/16/2019 | Rory Tingle For Mailonline
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The age limit for playing National Lottery scratchcards and online instant win games could be increased to 18, the Government announced today.

Culture minister Mims Davies said she was starting a consultation on whether the existing age limit of 16 for all National Lottery games should be raised for some games and products.

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She told the House of Commons a 'split could be the best approach', which would involve raising the age limit for instant win games while draw-based games, such as Lotto, remain at 16.

Ms Davies said: 'The age of 18 is widely recognised as an age one becomes an adult, gaining full citizenship rights and the responsibilities.

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'At present, all lotteries can be played from 16 - one of the very few age limits for gambling under-18 products.

'So in addition to the option to raise the minimum age to 18 for all National Lottery games and retaining the current limit of 16, I'm also seeking views on a differentiated approach that would increase the minimum...
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