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3 Protection of children and other vulnerable persons

3.2.9 - Lottery SR code

Applies to:

All non-remote lottery licences.

Social responsibility code

Compliance with these is a condition of licences; therefore any breach of them by an operator may lead the Commission to review the operator’s licence with a view to suspension, revocation or the imposition of a financial penalty and would also expose the operator to the risk of prosecution.

1 Licensees must have and put into effect policies and procedures designed to minimise the risk of lottery tickets being sold to children (that is, persons under 16). This must include procedures for:

  1. checking the age of apparently underage purchasers of lottery tickets
  2. taking action when there are unlawful attempts to purchase tickets.
  1. Licensees must take all reasonable steps to ensure that all those engaged in the promotion of lotteries in reliance on the licence understand their responsibilities for preventing underage gambling, returning stakes and not paying prizes to underage customers.
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