HC Deb 10 April 1987 vol 114 c422W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will initiate a publicity campaign to advice United Kingdom residents that it is contrary to the law to participate in the West German state lottery; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

No. While the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 prohibits a number of activities in connection with lotteries promoted overseas, including advertising, it is not unlawful to take part in any such lottery. The Gaming Board for Great Britain draws attention to the law where there is evidence that it may have been broken.

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