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As millions of Americans continue to find a way to gamble online, wagering more than $100 billion annually, there is no guarantee that minors will be stopped from placing a wager. A key element of current legislation to regulate Internet gambling activity is the requirement for licensed operators to block minors from gambling online.
The Internet offers unique opportunities for protections against underage gambling that aren’t available in traditional gambling environments. These technological solutions are used by many industries. Safety controls, proven effective for blocking minors from gambling online in the U.K. and other well-regulated environments, include:
Technology isn’t the only solution to underage gambling. Deterrence could also include: