Austrian Lotteries and KIJA (Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaften Österreichs) – the Austrian association of lawyers for the rights of children and young people – have recently introduced an important measure for player protection in general and for the protection of minors in particular. Together, they have designed and produced a sticker communicating a clear message: “No sale of lottery products to children and young people under the age of 16!”.
The sticker is displayed prominently in all Austrian Lotteries retail outlets and instant lottery points of sale. In this way, everyone who enters the premises is informed of the age restriction on the sale of lottery products. All outlets are contractually obliged to adhere strictly to this voluntary age restriction, and Austrian Lotteries carries out regular checks to ensure this is the case. Sanctions are taken against any outlets who infringe this rule, up to and including termination of contract.