Underage Gambling Prevention

Protecting Minors

It is against the law for those under the age of 18 to gamble.

Gambling sites require all users to be 18 years of age or older. All users must confirm their age and certify that they are of legal age to gamble prior to opening an account. Gambling sites actively monitor for underage accounts and use a variety of tools to verify information.

Any accounts found to have been opened by an underage individual will be immediately disabled and any winnings forfeit. Misrepresenting your age to avoid age restrictions is considered a serious legal offense.

In order to prevent underage individuals from accessing your account it is recommended to keep your account number and password secret, not leaving your computer unattended when logged in to your account, and never share your Credit Card number or banking information with minors.

Website Blocking Software

If there are children under 18 who have access to your computer, you may want to consider installing parental control software to prevent access to online gaming sites and other material. There are a number of third party applications that you can use to monitor or restrict access to the internet:

1. Net Nanny (www.netnanny.com): General blocking software that protects children from inappropriate web content. Also available on iOS and Android devices.

2. CYBERsitter (www.cybersitter.com): Filtering software allowing parents to choose their own sites to block.

3. GamBlock (www.gamblock.com): Specific blocking software for gambling websites. Also available for Android devices.

4. Betfilter (www.betfilter.com): Specific blocking software for gambling websites. Also available for Android devices.

You may also want to familiarize yourself with the built-in parental controls on your mobile, tablet, PC or TV.

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