Lottery Holiday Responsible Gaming Campaign

gift-responsibly-portraitEach year, NCPG and McGill University asks every lottery to support our responsible gambling campaign regarding underage play during the holiday season.

Over the past ten years, participation has grown tremendously. In 2017, 55 lotteries in the US and around the world supported the campaign. All supporters were are acknowledged in press releases, social media and trade magazine articles.

The Holiday Lottery campaign is endorsed by the World Lottery Association, North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the European Lottery Association (EL). Click here for the WLA campaign brochure.

NASPL Endorses the Annual Holiday Campaign

In October 2013, at the annual North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, the NASPL board of directors unanimously approved a resolution encouraging participation in the annual Holiday Campaign. The resolution states that the NCPG/McGill University Holiday Campaign is an effective way to promote responsible gift giving of lottery games and products and that member organizations are encouraged to participate in this effort to the extent allowed by their governing laws and regulations. We are grateful to NASPL for their support and look forward to working with lottery corporations to further share and increase the visibility of this important responsible gambling message. Find out more about NASPL on their website!

2017 Campaign

2017 marked the 10th year that the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University partnered in this responsible gambling initiative with U.S., Canadian and international lotteries to share this responsible gaming message.

Thank you to our 2017 participants! Check out who created campaigns for this great initiative. 

United States  Canada
Arkansas Lottery Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
California Lottery Atlantic Lottery
Colorado Lottery Loto-Québec
Connecticut Lottery Manitoba Liquour and Lotteries
DC Lottery and Charitable Games Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation
Delaware Lottery Saskatchewan Lotteries
Florida Lottery Corporation  British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Georgia Lottery Corporation  Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Hoosier Lottery
Iowa Lottery
Idaho Lottery
Illinois Lottery
Kansas Lottery
Kentucky Lottery
Maine Lottery
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control   International
Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Michigan Lottery Austrian Lotteries
Minnesota State Lottery Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o. (Croatia)
Missouri Lottery Svenska Spel
Montana Lottery Lotto New Zealand
Nebraska Lottery Lottotech Limited (Mauritius)
New Hampshire Lottery  Nederlandse Loterij
New Jersey Lottery
New Mexico Lottery
New York Lottery
North Carolina Education Lottery
North Dakota Lottery
Ohio Lottery Commission
Oklahoma Lottery Commission
Oregon Lottery
Pennsylvania Lottery
Rhode Island Lottery
South Dakota Lottery
Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation
Texas Lottery Commission
Vermont Lottery
Virginia Lottery
Washington’s Lottery
West Virginia Lottery
Wyoming Lottery

Holiday Campaign in Action

See how participants put their creativity to work and promoted the message to Gift Responsibly last holiday season.

Press releases and creatives from last year’s campaign were posted as we received submissions from participants.

Examples from participants in years’ past

NCEL Lottery CT Lottery
MN State Lottery IL State Lottery CT State Lottery
NC State Lottery Lane County MN State Lottery
BCLB Game Sense Cell Phone Card NCPG 2013