Davies plans to outlaw sales of scratch cards to under 18’s

News on 23 Feb 2019

In an exclusive interview with the UK Parliament’s magazine – The House, Mims Davies, Minister for Sports and Civil Society of the DCMS, said she plans to outlaw the sale of National Lottery scratch cards to under 18s.

According to recent UK Gambling statistics, over 15 percent of 11 to 16 year olds said they had purchased National Lottery scratch cards at least once a week or more.

“We need to be very clear that gambling starts at 18… It’s not to stop people from having fun, but it’s also to protect those most vulnerable people.  That’s where the Government needs to step in.”

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