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Are under-18s allowed in a bingo hall?

Under 18s are allowed in licensed commercial bingo clubs but they must not take part in playing bingo or any other forms of gambling whilst on the premises. If a bingo club has category B or C gaming machines these must be separated from areas where under 18s are allowed.

Although the law does not prevent under 18s from entering bingo clubs, the industry generally chooses to apply a no under 18s policy.

For private members clubs and institutes, under 18s can participate in private or non-commercial bingo provided they are members of the club or institute in which the bingo is offered. This also applies to guests of members. 

However, club membership rules often impose an age limit of 18 before a person may join, this could also apply to guests. If this is the case under 18s could not participate in any bingo offered.