UK Set To Raise Scratchcard Age To 18 But No Move on Lottery

UK ministers are set to ban the sale of lottery scratchcards and online games that give instant wins to under-18s, according to reports.

The UK government will resist calls to prevent under-18s from playing the National Lottery, with the age for buying a ticket remaining at 16 despite pressure from campaigners and academics, according to stories from The Mail newspapers.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport carried out a consultation on raising the age that people can take part in the lottery draw from 16 to 18 that ended in September 2018.

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