Nine out of 10 pubs in England fail to stop underage gambling

Date

November 16, 2018

Author

Rob Davies

Source

Guardian

Region


Subject

UK

URL

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/15/nine-out-of-10-pubs-in-england-fail-to-stop-underage-gambling-fruit-machines

Nine out of 10 pubs in England are routinely allowing children to play age-restricted fruit machines, the gambling industry regulator has said. The Gambling Commission has written to several pub trade associations demanding that they clean up their act after an undercover operation revealed that most were making no effort to prevent children from using the machines. The commission’s enforcement chief said the preliminary findings of the operation were “sufficiently concerning that we consider it to be in the public interest to release them immediately”.