British gambling addictions with under-aged players?

There are Parliamentary rumblings of raising the gambling age limit to 18. A Tory report was being prepared that shows an alarming number of British children are addicted to gambling. The Daily Mail reported the report will reveal that 3.5 percent of kids 11 to 15 are problem gamblers. Children of any age are currently allowed to play slot machines with jackpots no greater than c 16-year-olds can buy lottery tickets and scratchcards and bet on sports pools.