HomeGambling White Paper – Key Proposals: Children & Young adults

What How will it be implemented? Current status
Minimum age of 18 to play football pools, society lotteries and cash pay-out Category D slot machines Secondary legislation, with primary legislation when Parliamentary time allows


Voluntary action from operators

Summer 2023 – link to consultation here. Closed on the 18 Oct 2023.
Move from ‘Think 21’ to ‘Think 25’ for land-based licensees Exact mechanism TBC, potentially Ordinary Code amendment Link to Gambling Commission consultation this closed on 4 Oct 2023
Introduction of test purchasing for small land-based operators Exact mechanism TBC, potentially LCCP amendment Gambling Commission consultation at a date to be determined
Increased powers for licensing authorities regarding gaming machines in premises with alcohol licences Secondary legislation Legislation to be made when Parliamentary time allows