The English lottery may be charged
The lottery scratch cards Camelot, which are sold all over Britain, could be sued for attracting young players. According to the prosecutor, the Camelot lottery does this by offering scratch cards based on known games such as Monopoly, connect 4 and Pac Man. These scratch cards are sold with a jackpot of 1 million pound. These scratch cards are regularly placed at spots in the store where chewing gum, chocolate bars and children candy is sold.
The lottery places the responsibility on the store owners to determine if customers are too young. But compared to other gambling games scratch cards be bought at the early age of 16 years in England. A child of 13 or 14 can easily look 16 years. Of course, children can also ask older friends to buy the scratch cards.
Paddy O’Donnell, professor of psychology at the University of Glasgow stated the following to Dailymail.co.uk: “The theme of scratch cards is very important to determine whether it attracts young players. It is basically the same as alcoholic drinks that are designed to particularly attract young consumers. And if people once tried it they will use other forms, the same applies with the use of scratch cards. If a young kid once experienced the excitement of a scratch card, there is a big change that the kid will also try higher stake gambling games.”