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  Crackdown to stop kids gambling
Updated 27 July 2004, 06.29
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Gambling websites are facing a crackdown to prevent kids as young as 11 from using their services.

A government bill is being introduced in the autumn which will require gambling sites in the UK to make sure their users are old enough to play.

NCH the Children's Charity has also said sites should install software to prevent kids from logging on.

It comes after an experiment where a 16-year-old girl was able to get onto 30 out of 37 UK-based gambling sites.

An NCH spokesman said: "It is shocking that children as young as 11 are able to register with online gambling sites.

"There are no excuses for this."

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