UK National lottery, where players can win up to 1 million pounds, has increased its age limit to 18 to get rid of problems with gambling among players below 18; the UK lottery is raising its age limit to 16 to 18 from Thursday, April 22, 2021.
There are lots of players who play the UK national lottery who are below the age of 18. They buy lottery tickets or scratched off tickets to play the lottery, but they will now not be allowed to play. This decision is taken to reduce problems among the teens who are addicted to playing the lottery.
These new rules will put advertisements in problems, putting a cap on online casino stakes. The Culture minister Oliver Dowden said that according to the gambling act 2005, this act was written before the launching of the smartphone.
The government’s only strictness is that now people over 18 can only buy national lottery tickets, which has risen from 16 to 18. The main concern was that the weekly draw expansion to areas like online play now will be corrected. Also, the government has released a review of gambling laws with a 16 week waiting period.
According to news sources, ministers consider banning sports sponsorship by batting companies and restricting online casino stakes.
There are also some new rules are coming with strictness in play because of addiction. Some gambling games will be banned.
Ministers said they are putting regulators in the gambling market, and also, they will fine massive amounts to gambling companies and operators if they are found breaking the law.
These laws will also protect teens and vulnerable people from a gambling problems. Also, those who are above 18 will now be safer to place bets and will enjoy it more.
BGC (Betting and Gaming Council) expressed that the rule changes will create a safer environment in gambling industries and ban some adverts that cause teens to play the lottery. Companies also agreed with the rules.
A chairman of a cross-party group, MP Carolyn Harris, said that it is time to reform the online gambling industries which have grown very fast in the past ten years.