Age limit is now 18 for computer games with gambling content

PCTwo young boys are sitting in bedrooms playing computer games: Gorm Kallestad / SCANPIX

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The Media Authority will follow new European guidelines and set the age limit to 18 years for computer games that have training in gambling.

The age limit applies to games such as poker, roulette and black jack – games that previously had an age limit of 12 years. It is the European industry organization PEGI (Pan European Game Information) that has set the limit for games with content that the Media Authority describes as “training in or glamorizing money games”.

The Media Authority’s goal with the new age limit is to protect children and young people and make parents more aware of the content of the games.

PEGI’s branding scheme is followed today by, among others, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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