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Acting as supporting regulator under Primary Authority

4 January 2021
19 May 2021

Preventing underage gambling

Gambling businesses must have policies to prevent underage gambling and monitor their effectiveness. These policies should include:

  • checking the age of customers who appear to be, or are suspected of being, underage
  • not deliberately providing facilities for gambling in such a way as to appeal particularly to children and young people, for example by reflecting or being associated with youth culture
  • in premises restricted to adults, refusing service in circumstances where an adult is accompanied by a baby, child or young person.

In keeping with our licensing, enforcement and compliance policy statement (opens in new tab), we will continue to provide advice to all operators in relation to age verification. Similarly we will continue to provide age verification advice to licensing authorities through the Guidance to Licensing Authorities.

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