Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play 30 November

McGill University
Gift Responsibly Campaign a reminder to adults

Research shows that early childhood gambling experiences, including those with lottery products, can be a risk factor for gambling problems later in life.

This research prompted the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) to join forces in developing the Gift Responsibly Campaign. Since 2001, the simple goal of the Campaign is to raise awareness about the risks of underage lottery play.

In 2022, XXX% of Canadian and U.S. lotteries, along with numerous international lotteries and non-lottery organizations, have joined the Campaign to promote responsible gambling. The Campaign is also endorsed by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the European Lotteries (EL).

Jeffrey Derevensky, Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors said, “the Gift Responsibly Campaign is a great way to promote responsible gambling by encouraging adults to gift lottery tickets only to adults.”

“Youth problem gambling has emerged as a significant and growing public health issue,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have such support from the lottery community, as well as the non-lottery participants, for the 2022 Gift Responsibly Campaign as we work to minimize gambling-related harm.”

The 2022, the Gift Responsibly Campaign participants include:

Lottery Level 3:

Lottery Level 2:

Lottery Level 1:

Non-Lottery Participants:

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