UK Ministers Set To Raise Scratchcard Age Limit To 18

Under-18s are set to be banned from buying scratchcards in the UK as part of a further toughening of gambling laws to “protect the most vulnerable”, said the government minister responsible for gambling.

Sports minister Mims Davies said she wanted to act to outlaw sales of the cards to teenagers aged 16 and 17.

In an interview with parliamentary magazine, The House, the MP said there were areas where she would like to see “some things sorted out”. 

“That’s around buying scratch cards at lotteries, 16 and 17-year-olds. I would like to act there. I’d be hopeful to do that soon,” she told the magazine.

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