Camelot Slammed Over UK Age 16 Buying Limit

Camelot Group has faced sharp criticism from academics and treatment professionals over UK gambling laws which allow 16 year-olds to buy National Lottery tickets and scratch-off games.

Panel members and others at GambleAware’s Harm Minimisation conference last week in London argued that the “clear blue water” between lotteries and gambling has become muddied in recent years by the sale of scratchcards and other instant win products, and that 16 year-olds need better protection. 

Martin Kettle, a policy advisor for the Church of England, called for helpline notifications at lottery retail and online point of sales.

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