- Oct 23, 2009
It may be illegal to sell an 18+ rated game to a minor but it is not illegal to let them play one.Unkillable Cat said:Labelling
The Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2012 specifies the labelling requirements for video recordings and video games.
The classification symbol, descriptor icon (for video games), the unique title (including the registered number) and the explanatory statement (for video recordings), where required by the Regulations, must be clearly legible, indelible and not hidden or obscured. The Regulations set out where the classification symbol and descriptor icon labels and markings must be shown on the packaging for video recordings and video games and on the disc or other electronic device.
It is illegal for a retailer to supply or offer to supply a video recording that does not comply with labelling requirements. For a full list of offences under the Video Recordings Act 1984 see the 'Penalties' section of this guide.
Up to six months' imprisonment and/or £5,000 fine:
section 11 - supplying a video game or recording to a person who has not attained the age specified in the classification certificate unless the supply is, or would be if it took place, an exempted supply
Despite what you may think, it IS illegal, this is from the trading standards regulation.