At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Online Gambling Apps
Most high street bookmakers now offer their own mobile app, while there are countless other lottery or casino-style sites and games throughout the digital world. They're for adults only, of course - but their sheer volume and visibility frequently catches the attention of impressionable younger eyes. Our five-minute video will give you the inside track on gambling apps.
What are gambling apps?
Gambling means to stake or risk money, or anything of value, on the outcome of something involving chance.
Many things can be classed as gambling even if they don’t have an age limit, but online gambling and gambling apps are restricted to people aged 18 and over.
Gambling apps are activities associated with gambling or containing an element of gambling in the form of a mobile application.
This could include arcade games, bingo, casino games, lotteries, gaming machines, or games that contain an element of risk involving something of value played via your mobile device.
For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.