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New rumours are starting to circulate that the UK government are set to raise the minimum age of ALL National Lottery games – including scratchcards from 16 to 18.

The Sun have reported that they expect Boris Johnson to introduce new laws that will come into effect within just a few months.

Last year, we reported on Mims Davies – UK Government Culture Minister – announcing plans that the Government intended to raise the minimum age for National Lottery games, in line with all other gambling within the UK.

The move comes after the concern with 55,000 teenagers, aged 11-16, now considered problem gamblers.

This hasn’t been helped with the range of scratchcard games that have been considered to target a younger demographic; including Monopoly and Love Island themed scratchcards.

So what do you think, right or wrong decision? And will it even happen?


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