Holiday Lottery RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING Campaign

Thinking about lottery tickets as holiday gifts for children? Think again!

NCPG executive director Keith Whyte and the DC Lottery’s Nicole Jordan appeared on the local WUSA9 morning show. They explained that giving lottery tickets to children can pose a risk factor for gambling addiction later in life. Take a listen to this short segment to learn why it’s important to #GiftResponsibly this holiday season.”

Huge thanks to the DC Lottery and over 90 organizations across the country and around the world for partnering with us on this important campaign to keep kids safe

 

Each year, NCPG and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University asks lotteries to support the responsible gambling campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season.

Whether or not it is legal for minors to participate in lottery games in your area, a responsible gaming message during the holidays is always welcomed.

The Campaign is endorsed by the World Lottery Association, European Lotteries, and the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.

Over the past twelve years, participation has grown tremendously. In 2017, 55 lotteries in the U.S. and around the world supported the Campaign, and in 2018 100% of U.S. and Canadian lotteries participated. We are very proud that the same is true for 2019.

In an effort to continue to grow the Campaign we have made significant changes:

  • Non-lottery organizations can now participate in the Holiday Lottery Responsible Gambling Campaign.
  • Lotteries can opt to participate at one of three different levels of involvement. The higher the level of participation, the more Campaign activities you are asked to commit to.

Participation in the Holiday Campaign is FREE! 

Participants will have access to additional Campaign resources. We encourage you to reach out to your local problem gambling advocacy group or state health agency to partner with them in this effort.

NCPG Members who participate in the Campaign are also eligible to be nominated for NCPG’s Holiday Lottery Campaign Award.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Campaign, please contact ncpg@ncpgambling.org.

Campaign Participation Levels

Lottery Level 1

– Sign up as a participant of the Campaign

– Press Release or Media Placement

– 1-4 Social Media Messages Posted (promoting responsible gambling / appropriate age for lottery play / youth gambling stats / parental awareness tips)

Lottery Level 2

– Sign up as a participant of the Campaign

– Press Release or Media Placement

– 5-10 Social Media Messages Posted (promoting responsible gambling / appropriate age for lottery play / youth gambling stats / parental awareness tips)

– Retailer Training / Messaging on Youth Gambling

– Targeted Print / Digital Design Advising Parents to ‘Gift Responsibly’ / ‘Lottery Tickets are Not for Children’

Lottery Level 3

– Sign up as a participant of the Campaign

– Press Release or Media Placement

– 11+ Social Media Messages Posted (promoting responsible gambling / appropriate age for lottery play / youth gambling stats / parental awareness tips)

– Retailer Training / Messaging on Youth Gambling

– Targeted Print / Digital Design Advising Parents to ‘Gift Responsibly’ / ‘Lottery Tickets are Not for Children’

– Commercial (TV or Radio) advising parents against purchasing lottery tickets for Kids

Non-Lottery Organizations

– Sign up as a participant of the Campaign

– Press Release or Media Placement

– 1-4 Social Media Messages Posted (promoting responsible gambling / appropriate age for lottery play / youth gambling stats / parental awareness tips)

2019 Campaign participants

BCLC

CT Lottery Corporation

DC Lottery

Hoosier Lottery

Illinois Lottery

New Jersey Lottery

Oregon Lottery

Virginia Lottery

Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Austrian Lotteries

Florida Lottery

Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o.

Iowa Lottery Authority

Ireland’s National Lottery

Kansas Lottery

Kentucky Lottery Corporation

Maine Lottery

Massachusetts State Lottery

Michigan Lottery

Minnesota Lottery

Missouri Lottery

New York State Gaming Commission

North Carolina Education Lottery

Ohio Lottery

Rhode Island Lottery

Texas Lottery Commission

Arizona Lottery

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

ASAC

Atlantic Lottery

California Lottery

Colorado Lottery

Coos Health & Wellness

Delaware Lottery

Georgia Lottery Corporation

Idaho Lottery

Loto-Québec

Lotto NZ

Lottotech Ltd (Mauritius)

Louisiana Lottery Corporation

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

Montana Lottery

Nebraska Lottery

Nederlandse Loterij (Netherlands Lottery)

New Hampshire Lottery Commission

New Mexico Lottery

North Dakota Lottery

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation

Oklahoma Lottery

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Pennsylvania Lottery

Saskatchewan Lotteries

South Carolina Education Lottery

South Dakota Lottery

Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation

Ukrainian National Lottery (UNL)

Vermont Lottery

Washington’s Lottery

West Virginia Lottery

Wisconsin Lottery

AdCare Educational Institute of Maine

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)

CACY Community Action for Capable Youth

Centerstone

Community & Family Resources

Community Action for Capable Youth

Community and Family Resources

Fairfield County ADAMH Board

Indiana Council on Problem Gambling

Jackpocket

Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

Maine Council on Problem Gambling

Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

mkodo

Nicasa Behavioral Health Services

Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

Prevention Awareness Support Services

Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

RI Council on Problem Gambling

Rosecrance Jackson Centers

Scientific Games

Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health

SustainableGAMING

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling

The Zepf Center

Umatilla County Public Health

2018 Campaign participants

Arizona Lottery

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

California Lottery

Camelot Illinois

Colorado Lottery

Florida Lottery

Georgia Lottery Corp.

Idaho Lottery

Iowa Lottery Authority

Kansas Lottery

Loteria Electronica (Puerto Rico)

Lotto New Zealand

Lottotech Ltd (Mauritius)

Loto-Québec

Louisiana Lottery Corporation

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

Massachusetts State Lottery

Michigan Bureau of State Lottery

Montana Lottery

Nebraska Lottery

New Hampshire Lottery

New Mexico Lottery

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation

Oklahoma Lottery

Ontario Lottery and Gaming

Pennsylvania Lottery

Rhode Island Lottery

Saskatchewan Lotteries

South Carolina Education Lottery

South Dakota Lottery

Tennessee Education Lottery

Vermont Lottery

Washington’s Lottery

West Virginia Lottery

Wisconsin Lottery

Wyoming Lottery Corporation

Atlantic Lottery

Austrian Lotteries

DC Lottery

Delaware Lottery

Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o. (Croatia)

Kentucky Lottery Corporation

Maine Lottery

Minnesota Lottery

Missouri Lottery

New Jersey Lottery

North Carolina Education Lottery

Ohio Lottery Commission

Texas Lottery Commission

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Connecticut Lottery Corporation

Hoosier Lottery

New York State Gaming Commission

Oregon Lottery

Virginia Lottery

Alcohol & Drug Dependency Services – Burlington

Arizona Department of Gaming

Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators

Bayshore Counseling Services

The Better Institute

Community Action for Capable Youth

Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling

Coos Health & Wellness

Cornerstone Counselling Services, LLC

Counseling Office of Debbie Maiorano

Counselors and Creative Consultants, Inc.

Delaware Council on Gambling Problems, Inc.

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

First Choice Services, Inc.

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

Gambling Awareness Program

The Healing Institute of Baltimore

The House, Inc.

IGT

Inspired Healing

Jackpocket

Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling

Koinonia Education and Family Resource Center

Lake Geauga Resource Center

Maine Council on Problem Gambling

Marion County Health Department

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties

Nicasa Behavioral Health Services

Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling

Partnership for Violence Free Families

Pathways of Central Ohio

Prevention Action Alliance

PreventionFIRST!

The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia

Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling

River Valley Associates

Scientific Games

Southeast Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force

SustainableGAMING

Tillamook Family Counseling Center

UP – Sault Ste. Marie Lottery and Gaming Business Cluster

Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission

You Can Change 2 Counseling

Zepf Center