National Lottery Commission Finds Child Protection Working

Posted on July 27, 2009. Filed under: Industry News |

The National Lottery Commission’s latest research has found that the number of 12 – 15 year olds illegally buying National Lottery products has dropped to the lowest levels in over a decade.
 
The independent study, British Survey of Children, the National Lottery and Gambling 2008-09, is the only British underage research of its kind and was commissioned by the National Lottery Commission to test the effectiveness of Camelot’s child protection measures. The survey of nearly 9,000 children aged between 12 and 15 in England and Wales was conducted by Ipsos MORI and the Centre for the Study of Gambling at the University of Salford.
 
Just two percent of children say they have played with their own money in the past seven days on Lotto – down from five percent in 2006. Four percent claim to have bought Scratchcards – down from six percent in 2006 (nine percent in 2000). Just one per cent said they had tried other Lottery games compared to six percent in 2006.
 
Online restrictions preventing children from accessing interactive Lottery games appear to be successful.  Of the 96 per cent of children who have been on the internet in the past week, 27 per cent have bought things but importantly just 0.3 % of children claim to have spent money on National Lottery games.

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