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Why can you play the lottery at 16, but not gamble until 18?


Why at 16 can you play the lottery, but you can’t gamble until you’re 18?
Lee, Epping


** Definitive **
Name: Tracy, Reading
Qualification: Used to chair Licensing Authority for Islington Borough Council
Answer: It’s because the Gambling Act of 2005 doesn’t govern the National Lottery.  The age was chosen by Camelot as part of the negotiations with the government over their license.

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