Along with drinking, smoking, watching certain movies, driving and captaining a ferry, gambling is illegal for people under a certain age. In general 18 is the age at which people can start gambling legally, while you can buy scratch cards or play the lottery if you are 16. Also, many casinos and betting shops operate a minimum age of 21 policy, so even if you are legal they may not let you in.

So why is it that there is an age at which it is suddenly OK to gamble:


One of the major reasons gambling is illegal for young people, is because (like drinking and smoking) it is deemed to be detrimental to their life. Gambling is basically the risking of money in order to get more money. Most young people don

By Sam Qam
Sam Qam is a gambler. He uses free bets and a matched betting system to ensure that he never loses.