Arizona Lottery Supports National Movement to Gift Responsibly this Holiday Season
PHOENIX (December 11, 2019) – Nothing makes a better stocking stuffer or unexpected surprise in a holiday card than Arizona Lottery tickets. While they are fun gifts for all the adults on your list, the Lottery is reminding all players that they are not suitable for children.
The Arizona Lottery has joined the Holiday Lottery Campaign, a collaborative initiative between the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and McGill University’s Youth Gambling Centre. This annual responsible gambling campaign is designed to increase public awareness about the negative impact of gifting lottery products to minors.
Since 2005, the Arizona Lottery has contributed $4.5 million for the Arizona Department of Gaming’s Division of Problem Gambling to help treatment providers offering problem gambling counseling services. The Arizona Lottery is dedicated to combatting not only under-age gambling, but problem gambling across the state.
“We thank the Arizona Lottery for participating in this global youth gambling prevention awareness campaign, which aligns with our commitment to socially responsible gaming in Arizona,” said Arizona Department of Gaming Director Ted Vogt. “Working together, we can better serve Arizona’s families in preventing problem gambling issues, especially during the holiday season.”
“Responsible Gaming is at the heart of our mission at Arizona Lottery and we are delighted to join the NCPG Holiday Lottery Campaign for another year to help raise awareness of this important issue,” Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Gregg Edgar said. “We understand that Arizona Lottery games are a joy to gift during the holiday season. This campaign is a positive reminder to play responsibly and that lottery tickets are not child’s play.”
The Arizona Lottery joins a network of more than 50 national and international lotteries encouraging players to gamble responsibly and to help keep the holiday season festive by gifting lottery tickets only to adults. Non-lottery organizations are also participating in the campaign as an effort to increase awareness of the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season.
The campaign has become a global initiative with the endorsement of the World Lottery Association and North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).