The DCMS identifies that the relative proportion and total sales revenue of instant win games, especially scratchcards, has increased over time and the consultation considers whether the availability of all National Lottery games to those under 18 remains appropriate.
The Government’s objectives include:
Consultees are asked to consider the following options:
1. Do nothing, retain the minimum age of 16 for all National Lottery games;
2. Raise the minimum age to 18 for National Lottery instant win games (i.e. scratchcards and online instant win games); or
3. Raise the minimum age to 18 for all National Lottery games.
The consultation is being conducted by online survey, which can be found here. The consultation will close on the 8th October 2019”.
Source: Poppleston Allen