Spanish Casinos Raided for Underage Gambling Suspicion

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A series of land casinos in Spain have seen increased raids by the country's national police, who're carrying out investigations related to underage betting compliance failures.

The raids have come after reports that minors have been able to get into casinos in the town of Oviedo, where they can play slot machines. The children got into the casino by using fake IDs and by slipping past security at the sites. The law enforcement officials are working to enforce compliance of checking national identity cards before allowing entrance to the sites.

Spain has a large gambling market, and the compliance will need to be increased to make sure that problem betting behaviors don't expand among youth sectors. A previous study of 1,400 children aged 14 to 18 revealed that 1.2% of respondents have already dealt with problem betting issues already.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.
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16 April 2018 - 8:25pm
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I wonder what the security in this casinos exactly doing if these kids are still able to find their way inside, probably they've been tipped?