Specific Risk Group
In terms of a problematic gambling behaviour, minors belong to a specific risk group. Contrary to adults they are significantly more susceptible to actions involving peer pressure and feelings of isolation. In addition they lack the cognitive maturity to fully control their impulses or be able to assess the possible effects of taking risks, in particular with regard to gambling products.
Along with the statutory prohibition on minors partaking in gambling, this is one of the reasons why we do not accept minors as customers. The registration of individuals under the age of 18 at Tipico represents a breach of our General Terms and Conditions and may lead to the relevant authorities being notified.
We take our responsibility in this respect very seriously and undertake identity checks both in the shop area by trained staff of our franchise partners and online. Along with checking age with methods of payment also available to under 18s, we regularly check the age of our customers. Minors are already forbidden to enter our shop premises. This also applies if accompanied by siblings of legal age or legal guardians.
Please note that winnings by minors using our range of products are void. Any incidents will therefore be reported to the Police.
Tips for You as a Parent
As a parent you will have a specific responsibility. This is because most young adults already come into contact with gambling as minors. Typical instances of gambling are scratch cards, Poker or sports betting.
You are therefore responsible for actively educating them. Here are a few tips to help you prevent minors from coming into contact with gambling:
- Always log out of your betting account if you leave your computer unattended. This allows you to prevent access by third parties.
- Always keep your username, password and payment details out of the reach of children.
- Create separate user profiles and passwords for all users of a shared computer. In this way no-one else receives access to information and programs that you do not want to share.
- Do not save any passwords and do not use the computer’s autofill function.
- Explain to your children the legality of gambling and potential damage.
- Limit the time children are allowed to spend online.
- Use filter software (filter software)
Suspicion of Betting
Should you suspect that your child has managed to access your betting account, used your identity or bypassed our system to allow them to bet online, you can contact our Customer Support at any time with your concerns. However, please bear in mind that due to legal provisions, we will be obliged to request further documents such as proof of identity.