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.