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Are children/teens allowed to stay in night clubs, bars, casinos, places for gambling etc.?

 
Austria  

Definitions of "places harmful to young people" vary somewhat, but everywhere minors are prohibited from entering such places. Access to bars and nightclubs is also prohibited to minors.

Vienna:
Young people may not stay in playing halls or other places dedicated largely to gambling or which are mostly intended for the operation of gaming machines through which money, tangible assets or other cash equivalents can be received. Young people may not play gaming machines through which money, tangible assets or other cash equivalents can be received. Young people up to 14 years of age may not stay in playing halls or other public places where more than two gaming machines through which money, tangible assets or other cash equivalents can be received have been set up.

Lower Austria:
Persons up to 14 years of age are prohibited from staying in gambling halls.

Burgenland:
Persons up to 18 years of age are prohibited from staying in betting halls and gambling halls. Young persons are prohibited from entering premises in which gaming machines are set up separately. Persons in whose premises gaming machines are operated separately are obliged to warrant that young people cannot gain access to such premises and to assure in this spirit through an identification system that young people cannot enter such premises.

Styria:
It is not allowed to stay in brothels or similar establishments.
Up to 14 years of age persons are not allowed to stay in gambling halls as well as to use gambling machines except when accompanied by their parents. Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed to enter areas where gambling machines positioned.
Persons under 15 years of age are not allowed to use gambling machines and to stay in areas which offer gambling machines. Participation in gambling (lotto, the numbers, class lottery) is prohibited for persons under 18 years.

Carinthia:
Up to 18 years of age a person must not stay in night clubs, public houses and restaurants as well as brothels or similar establishments.      

Upper Austria:
Up to 18 years of age a person must not stay in night clubs, brothels or similar establishments.
Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed to stay in betting shops and casinos. They are also not allowed to use gambling machines.
Participation in gambling (lotto) is prohibited for persons under 14 years.

Salzburg:
Up to 18 years of age a person must not stay in night clubs, brothels or similar establishments as well as sex shops and public houses and restaurants.
Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed to stay in casinos. Participating in gambling is prohibited for persons under 18 years except magisterial approved tombola. lotterie or toto

Tyrol:
Up to 18 years of age a person must not stay in brothels or similar establishments as well as sex shops.
Up to 14 years of age a person is not allowed to stay in areas which offer gambling machines.

Vorarlberg:
Persons up to 18 years of age are prohibited from staying in betting shops and venues with slot machines. 

 
Belgium  

Children (any age) can stay in bars, as long as it is no dancing place, or not a bar where people are dancing.

For dancings etc., there is an age limit of 16 (Law 15 July 1960 for moral protection of youth).

Minors (< 18) cannot enter casino’s, dog and horse racing places and “establishments where waitresses and entertaining ladies usually consume along with the costumers”.



Staying in bars, night clubs and similar places is allowed only for persons, who have reached 18 years of age.

Cyprus  

Night Clubs and Bars: From 17+

Harmfull places: From 18+. Cabarets are considered harmful to young persons.

Places for gambling: From 18+

There is no legislation. Parents are responsible for their children.

Places for gambling:

Participation in gambling is prohibited to anyone under 18 years. If you allow a person under 18 years for gamble, you will commit in a crime.

Violation of the education of young people (Penal Code, § 17): Such a one action will be prosecuted, if the operator grant a person under 18 years of age access to fruit machines.

Germany  

No (§§ 4.3 sowie 6 und 8 JuSchG)

Denmark  

There is no legislation about when children/young people are allowed to stay in night clubs, bars or similar entertainment districts. Bars or night clubs have their own regulations telling when young persons are allowed to stay in the bar or the night club. The regulations can say the age of 18 or 21 years.
Young people above 18 years are allowed to stay in casinos or places for gambling.

Estonia  

It extends to the general movement of children should Republic of Estonia Child Protection Act , ie. without adult supervision should not be a public place during the period from 23-7.00 (summer 00-5.00) to stay.

Often the restriction is prohibited under the age of 21.

(1) The presence of minors in shops, cinemas, video shops and other places and places of business, which have a license for the distribution or exhibition of works with pornographic and violent content are prohibited for young people.

§ 33. General obligations of gambling operator upon organisation of gambling

(1) Upon organisation of gambling, a gambling operator is required to:
4) ensure that a person under 21 years of age is not tasked with conducting a game of chance, lottery or toto, make decisions on the right to participate in a game of chance, lottery or toto or carry out supervision of a game of chance, lottery of toto;

§ 34. Restrictions on participation in gambling

(2) A person under 21 years of age shall not play a game of chance, a game of chanceorganised as remote gambling or a game of skill organised as remote gambling. It is also prohibited for a person under 21 years of age to be present in a gaming location for games of chance. A person under 21 years of age may only be present in a gaming location for games of chance located on a ship that is entered in the Estonian register of ships and carries out passenger transport, if the highest possible bet for obtaining the right to participate in a game of chance on a gaming machine or gaming table located there does not exceed 10 euros and the biggest possible prize that can be won as a result of a game of chance does not exceed 2000 euros.
[RT I, 25.04.2012, 1 – entry into force 01.06.2012]

(3) Persons under 18 years of age shall not play a toto.

(4) Persons under 16 years of age shall not play a lottery.

Spain  

Night Clubs, Bars:
The law expressly prohibits the entry of persons under 18 years in nightclubs and similar establishments at night time, including theatres, night cinemas, television shows, etc. Children can come if accompanied by their parents or legal guardians demonstrating that, under his responsibility, and in any case where the establishment's activities do not cause harm in their physical, psychological and moral.

Harmfull Places:
Spanish law does not allow children and young people under 18 years being in that kind of places. If parents or legal guardians will allow children (or even accompany themselves) can commit a crime and may lose guardianship. Examples of dangerous places covered by Spanish law can include: places where drugs are distributed or consumed, areas with pornographic or violent performances, problem areas with high crime, prostitution areas, places with high health risk, gambling places, etc.

Places for gambling:

Spanish Law do not allow this for people under 18 years.

Finland  

Night Clubs, Bars:

No, the age limit for bars and nightclubs, where alcohol is served is 18 years. (Alcohol Act 1143 / 1993 Alkoholilaki, § 24).

Harmfull Places:

No, there are no legal restrictions on this matter.

Gambling:

It is not allowed for minors (< 18 years olds) to stay in casinos (Lotteries Act / Arpajaislaki 1047/2001, § 15).

Young people under 15 years are not allowed to play gambling machines unless they are accompanied by a adult (> 18 years) belonging to the same family. Gambling machines should be placed in surroundings where they can be supervised (Lotteries Act / Arpajaislaki 1047/2001, § 16).

France  

Nightclubs, Bars:

There is no legislation about minors in night clubs, bars, similar entertainment districts or dance halls. French legislation relating night clubs is primarily concerned with questions about noise pollution. Art. 85 law on combating tobacco dependency and alcoholism shall also apply for night clubs and dance halls. A unaccompanied minor is not allowed to stay in public houses and restaurants. These description also goes with night clubs. Therefore art. 3342-3 of the Public Health Code applies to night clubs, bars and ballrooms. In general, minors under 16 years of age are not admitted.

Harmfull Places:

There are no places where prostitution is allowed. In addition, there are no specific decrees.

However, according to article 99 law on specific measures of the social system, jobs which sale pornographic material have to be located at least at a distance of 200 metre from schools. Minors are not allowed to stay at these stores.

Gambling:

Gambling is prohibited to minors. According art. 14 decree nr. 59-1498 of 22 December 1959 regarding provisions about gambling at casinos in seaside resorts, hot spring resorts and health resorts, minors are not allowed to stay in casinos.

According to decree nr. 85-390 on organization and operation of sports betting, minors must not participate in sports betting.

According to decree nr. 78-1067 of 9th November 1978 concerning organization and operation of “loterie nationale” und “loto national”, minors must not play the lottery.


Clubs, Bars, Discos:
Yes, if they are over 16. However, most bars and nightclubs enforce a limit of 18 due to alcohol laws.

Harmfull Places:
There is no law regarding the presence of children in such places, although the police may question them. The Home Office has produced legislation allowing local authorities to introduce child curfew schemes to protect children under the age of 10 in particular areas from getting into trouble. New legislation under sections 48 and 49 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 raises the upper age limit of children who may be the subject of a local child curfew to 15. The legislation also allows the police, as well as local authorities, to apply for a local curfew scheme.

Places for gambling:
Only from the age of 18.

Greece  

Clubs, Bars:

Unaccompanied minors will not be allowed to stay in night clubs or bars. Therefore are signs affixed at the entrances (0,60x0,30 ): An unaccompanied person, who have not reached 18 years of age is not allowed to enter the club.

However minors are prohibited to enter and stay at entertainment clubs, bars, as well as any kind of employment at these places.

Presidential Decree 36/1994, art. 1 para. 1 lettera based on Act 1481/1994 art. 12, para 1 letter a and c, and para 2 3730/2008 Act, art. 4


Harmfull Places:

There is no legislation.


Places for gambling:

Gambling is generally prohibited.

According to Act of foundation, organisation, operation and check testing of casinos and other settlements, art. 3 para 10, it is anyone under 23 years of age prohibited to stay in gambling halls.


Hungary  

Bars, Clubs:

Minors are not allowed to stay in night clubs, bars or similar entertainment districts after 10pm. Most clubs have their own rules preventing minors from entering before 10 pm.


Harmfull Places:

Minors are not allowed to stay in places at which erotic programs were shown. There are no specific places for prostitution and brothels in Hungary.


Places for Gambling:

If public gambling halls offer the opportunity to win, children will not allowed to stay in gambling halls. A 16 year old children is allowed to play on fruit machines, if there will be no profit opportunity. A Person under 18 years of age is not allowed to stay in casinos.


Ireland  

Bars, Clubs:

Most clubs have their own rules preventing anyone under the age of 18 from entering.

Harmfull Places:

There is no legislation.

Places for gambling:

According to the bet Act of 1931, is betting prohibited for persons under 18 years of years. There is no legislation which prohibits children the access to gambling halls. The owners have their own rules preventing anyone under the age of 18 from entering.


Italy  

Bars, Clubs:

In general, public establishments to which minors have no entry make this prohibition clearly visible at the entrance, indicating the age limit as well. Patronizing night clubs and bars is prohibited for children under the age of 16. On the weekends especially, young people frequent movie theaters, pubs, pizzerias and theaters in the early evening hours (5 PM- 8 PM) or later evening (9 PM- 11 PM).


Harmful Places:

It is assumed that the reference is to outdoor public places, such as parks, which are frequented by shady dealers, prostitutes, etc. The term "morally harmful" leaves a lot of room for interpretation, and allows for a variety of definitions. Indeed, the list of "places" which are viewed as morally harmful to youth is long. At the same time, however, it would be inadequate to limit this list to places where prostitution, theft and drug dealing are practiced and similar environments, when in fact many other circumstances should also be included, such as presence in the immediate vicinity of a railway line or road, visits to websites and being in the company of "false" friends.

Common sense dictates that the principle of "heeding dangers" applies, i.e. that adults should alert the minors under their responsibility, based on their individual type of authority (as parents, educators, hosts, travel guides, coaches, etc.), when they believe they have identified factors in the situation which could pose a risk or cause harm to the minor's health, physical integrity or education or which could promote conduct inconsistent with the values and cultural background of the minor's family. This criterion is also connected to the adult's assessment as to the degree of independence assigned to the child or adolescent. In general, the tendency is to allow more freedom of movement and to rely more on the minor's judgment as the minor increases in age.


Places for gambling:

Italian law prohibits all forms of games of chance in accordance with Article 718 of the Criminal Code, and gambling casinos are not accessible for persons under the age of 18.

Pursuant to Article 110 Paragraph 8 of Royal Ordinance No. 773 of 18 June 1931, Approval of the Unified Text of the Public Safety Laws, use of machines and equipment in accordance with Paragraph 6(1) is prohibited to minors under the age of 18. Gambling casinos are not accessible to persons under the age of 18. There are public gaming halls with video games for teenagers, to which entry is allowed for those aged 14 and up, but enforcement is the responsibility of the gaming hall manager.


Clubs, Bars:

From 21. Also, in some areas it´s possible from 18.


Harmfull Places:

No one is allowed to stay in places perilously. As dangerous places are those that frequent people from high risk groups (criminals, dealer etc).


Places for gambling:

Persons above 21 years are allowed to stay in casinos or places for gambling.


Clubs, Bars:

See the section on places which are morally harmful to youth and restaurants.

Harmful Places:

The Criminal Code (the Code pénal) imposes penalties on acts in connection with prostitution or pornography from which minors are directly or indirectly affected. If the minors are younger than 14, and in some cases 11, this is regarded as an aggravating circumstance (Articles 379, 384, 385 bis of the Criminal Code). If the minors consent to the aforementioned acts, the juvenile court judge may take one of the measures provided in the Youth Safety Act. It is also evident from these texts that the presence of minors in places which are morally harmful to youth is not permitted.

Places for gambling:

Minors are not allowed in public gambling halls.

Latvia  

Clubs, Bars:

There is no specific prohibition regarding the night clubs, bars or similar entertainment districts, but above and below mentioned prohibitions apply.


Harmful Places:

Persons until the age of 18 are not allowed to enter the places offering intimate character entertainment. According to Latvian law the actions taken in these places should not be seen from outside.

There is no strong definition of places harmful to young persons. The notion of harmful places to young persons derives from various laws. The common stipulation of law is that the materials (it should be understood thatplaces where are such materials as well), which promote cruel behavior, violence, erotica and pornography and which pose a threat to the psychological development of a child may not be accessible to a child, irrespective of the form of expression, devices for showing and location thereof.


Places for gambling:

In accordance with the Law On Lotteries and Gambling, a child may not have access to gaming houses and a child may participate in gambling. Child is a person until 18 years of age.


Malta  

Clubs, Bars:

The age of entry for places of entertainment, dancing halls, discos and dance theaters (the latter is excluded if the dance on stage is viewed by a sitting audience) is 16 years, so that persons younger than 15 may not enter. In addition, persons aged 16 and up must identify themselves to the owner.

In the case of establishments (bars, etc.) which have a license to sell wine and alcohol/spirits, minors may not be present in or loiter outside of such places (Subsidiary Legislation 10/09 and Cap. 10, § 185A).

Children of any age may be present in restaurants when accompanied by their parents or by a guardian (as the case may be).


Harmful Places:

There is no official definition of such places.


Places for gambling:

In the regulations for amusement machines (the Amusement Machines (Restriction) Regulations), there are no age limits for the use of such machines, so that children are not prohibited from seeking out public gambling halls and using the said machines. However, it is important to consider the definition of amusement machines. Such machines are defined as "any type of machine which is operated by the insertion of money or any amusement machine tokens and where a successful player neither receives nor is offered any benefit other than the opportunity, if any, afforded by the automatic action of the machine to play the game again without the insertion or other money or amusement machine tokens, including machines known by the names 'kiddie ride machines,' music boxes and public 'soccer tables.'"


Access to night clubs, bars etc. is generally restricted to people aged 16 years or older. Unaccompanied children under 16 will not be allowed in night clubs or bars, most of such establishments have higher age restrictions (mostly 18 or 21 years). These rules also apply to attendance at dance events.

Poland  

Bars, Clubs:

Only persons who have reached the age of majority may be present in bars, night clubs and similar places of entertainment. Nocturnal entertainment establishments are meant for adults only. The parents (or legal guardians) are responsible for the presence of minors in night clubs and discos.

Harmful Places:

Children and adolescents are not allowed in places which are morally harmful to youth. The Act on the Procedure for Youth Affairs of 26 October 1982 (Official Journal 2002, No. 11, Item 109) requires every citizen to prevent hazards to youth and, in particular, to notify the parents or legal guardians, the school, the family court or the police with respect to circumstances which pose a hazard to minors and to testify to violations of social coexistence.

Places for gambling:

There are no informations.

Bars, Clubs, Discos:

Children are not allowed to stay in night clubs or bars. A person have to be 16 years of age to enter a disco or bar.For night clubs, striptease clubs or women´s centers, there is an age limit of 16.

Harmful Places:

It is not allowed to stay in such places for children and young people. Harmful places are e.g.: nightclubs, striptease clubs, sex-shops and places where shown movies pornographically or Peep shows, brothel and Swinger clubs.

Places for gambling:

Children and young people. It is children and young people prohibited to stay in gambling halls or places for gambling.


Romania  

There is still no information

Sweden  

Clubs, Bars:
There is no law prohibiting children from being in nightclubs or similar entertainment districts but they may not be served alcohol and smoking is restricted in those districts. Most clubs have their own rules preventing anyone under the age of 18 from entering.

Harmful Places:
It is difficult to answer your question about considered harmful places in a general manner. There are for example no legal restrictions for staying at places such as where the prostitutes are but the buying of sexual services is prohibited in Sweden (this is regulated in the Criminal Code).

Places for gambling:
It is regulated by the casino law (1999:355) where the age limit for entering a casino is 20 years. Also the law on lottery (1994:1000) prevents those who organize gambling from allowing children to take part in the betting.

Bars, Clubs:

It is forbidden for children under 16 years of age to enter and stay in night clubs, bars or similar entertainment districts, concerts, shows or other performances where alcohol beverages are served between 12 am and 5 am unaccompanied by parents, foster father or mother or a guardian.

This restriction is not valid if only non-alcohol beverages are served.

Harmful Places:

There are no places in the Republic of Slovenia which are qualified as more dangerous than others, and there are no places where minors should not be present.

Places for gambling:

Children are not allowed to stay in casinos until they are 18 years old.


Bars, Clubs:

In the Republic of Slovakia has not been any guidance or legislation in this field. It is, however, said that the municipality may issue generally binding regulations, which governs the area.


Gambling:

Gambling is a game in which player after paying the deposit can get in winning money, matters, or rights, if the game plan meets predetermined conditions. Result-break game depends solely or mainly from chance or from unknown in advances the outcome of certain circumstances or events. The result of circumstances or events that determines the outcome of a game-break may not be known in advance to anyone and everyone must be supple and not be contrary to the rules-break game. Gambling is a) lottery games, b) gambling in the casino, c) gambling, d) run by gambling gaming devices, e) games of chance run by technical equipment operated by players or operated directly by means of telecommunications equipment and video games, f) gambling operated via the Internet, g) game, not gambling under letters a) to f) if they meet the conditions of the preceding sentence.

Participation in gambling is prohibited to anyone under 18 years. Operator-break game is to carry out the measures that such persons can not participate in gambling. Operator-break games, and has oversight authority for these purposes to require the submission of an identity. If you operate in the gambling game, the operator of such gambling is required to conduct surveillance in the game; operation gambling club or casinos, operating regulations governing the games.

It is forbidden to operate gaming devices, technical facilities operated directly by players and video games in schools, schools, social service for children and youth and youth hostels, medical facilities and buildings of state authorities. It is forbidden to operate gaming devices, technical facilities operated directly by players and video games, with the exception of their operations in the game, within a distance of 200 meters from schools, school facilities, social service facilities for children and youth and youth hostels.

 

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