London Pub Loses Gaming License Over Underage Play

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A London pub has lost their gaming machine license after children were able to play on machines located within the premesis.

The J D Wetherspoon pub located on Wanstead High Street allowed two underage police cadets to play on fruit machines on two different instances: one in January and one in June. Those players weren't asked for ID, to prove their age, either. The license was pulled by the Redbridge Council, and will see five machines removed, leaving two, the max amount that can be hosted without a license.

Speaking about the decision Redbridge Council member Sue Harper said, "We won't be afraid to use the full weight of the law against businesses in the borough that fail in their legal obligations to safeguard young people."

A comment from the pub wasn't available as of press time.

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13 December 2019 - 1:05pm

Lost their license because of underage police cadets were allowed to play!?!...
Is that an irony Ed?!? Or I'm getting that wrongly!?