Gambling Commission plans under-age test purchasing safeguards

Gambling Commission plans under-age test purchasing safeguards

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The UK Gambling Commission announced plans for a test purchasing programme designed to test under-age safeguards at licensed venues. The Comission said the measures will examine the effectiveness of under-age gambling policies and procedures at arcades, betting shops, bingo clubs and casinos, which are to rolled out across England and Wales over the next few months.

A statement from the Commission said the tests are 'designed to provide the Commission with evidence that licensed operators have sufficient safeguards in place to prevent under-age gambling and will be conducted using under 18s under the supervision of trained officers.'

Licensed operators that use third parties to conduct their own test purchasing and share their results with the Commission are less likely to be directly tested than operators who are not proactively providing the body with assurances that they are testing their own controls.

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