We all have fond memories of buying scratchcards or lottery tickets at the age of 16, however, from 22nd April, players younger than 18 are banned from playing lottery games to cut down on gambling addiction.
To date, Islanders have been able to purchase scratchcards or lottery tickets in stores or online, up to until the age of 16.
As part of the government’s plan to curb problem gambling the National Lottery is upping the age limit to 18.
The spokesperson of Camelot claims:
“From the 22nd April in 2021 players have to be over 18 to be able to participate in National Lottery games online, in-store and through the app. This is in conformity with the decision of the government to increase the minimum legal age required to participate in The National Lottery, which we support 100%.
“Encouraging healthy play is the basis of all we do. Be aware that you are able to set limits for the amount you deposit and the amount you spend each week, reduce the amount of Instant Win Games play limit or even stop to play”.
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