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Lottery

National and state lotteries are increasingly used by governments as a means of funding good causes without raising taxes. These could be cultural, artistic or sports activities

The purchasing of lottery tickets and related games, like scratchcards, are usually age restricted, although the specific age can be dependent on local laws and sometimes the potential value of prizes.

How can the Age Check Certification Scheme help lottery services?

We test that age check systems work. We do this through audits, test purchasing and mystery shopping. We also provide the training that you need for your staff and all of the industry standard signage and materials for a professional approach. We can help with age verification policies and if you have an online store, we can test this against PAS 1296:2018.

Why do I have to get this done?

Local laws place obligations on lottery providers to take steps to prevent the underage sale of tickets or scratchcards. The penalties for failing to comply can be substantial including the forced closure of your business. You can find out more about the local laws that apply here.

What information and warning notices do I need to be compliant?

You may be required to display certain posters or warnings in relation to access to lottery products. Our shop has all of the materials, posters, badges, signs and policies that you need to comply with local laws.

What training do I need for our staff?

As a minimum, you should regularly remind your staff of the rules concerning age restricted goods. However, to be fully protected, you should put your staff through a structured training programme, as a part of when they start work with you. This training programme should be using certified materials and recorded.

How do I get my age check systems tested?

If you want a test purchase carrying out at your premises, you can book this through our shop.

If you’ve got a programme of test purchasing activity that you want to discuss with us, then just get in touch. We can provide discounts for programmes of activity. We would be happy to prepare a bespoke proposal for you or to respond to an invitation to tender.

Our test purchasing and mystery shopping services are available in most of the G20 Group of Nations and the European Union. If you’d like to learn more about test purchasing in your country, then please get in touch.

Why not book a call with one of our team or drop us an email.



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