December 03, 2013 --
With the holiday season now in full swing, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation reminds parents and other adults that lottery tickets, while colorful, entertaining and affordable, are not suitable gifts for children and teens under 18 years of age.
“Responsible gaming is a core value that is deeply embedded in the CT Lottery’s culture,” said CT Lottery President and CEO, Anne M. Noble. “This year’s campaign message ‘Gift Responsibly’ will be included on lottery display screens and point-of-sale materials at all Lottery retailer locations, as well as on digital billboards throughout the state. We are also pleased to work with educators statewide to spread the word that Lottery tickets should not be given to our youth at the holidays.”
The CT Lottery suggests several tips to prevent gambling by children:
Don’t involve underage children in Lottery and other gaming activities.
to learn about problem gambling and the risk factors for youngsters.
Seek professional assistance if you or someone you know has a gambling problem.
The CT Lottery was recently selected by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University for the second year as the winner of the “Best 2012 U.S. Holiday Lottery Campaign.” The award recognized the CT Lottery’s continued and outstanding commitment during the holiday season to promote responsible play.
If you or someone you know may be affected by a gambling problem, additional information is available in gaming establishments, Lottery retailers, offices maintained by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the CT Council on Problem Gambling, by calling the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-888-789-7777 or visit www.problemgambling.org