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

Question

Why at 16 can you play the lottery, but you canít gamble until youíre 18?
Lee, Epping

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Tracy, Reading
Qualification: Used to chair Licensing Authority for Islington Borough Council
Answer: Itís because the Gambling Act of 2005 doesnít 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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