Delaware Lottery joins the Gift Responsibly Campaign

December 6, 2023
By
Leer en Español

The DE Lottery joins many international lotteries and organizations to spread awareness that lottery games should not be given to minors as holiday gifts.

The Delaware Lottery has announced that it will take part as a Level 2 participant in the 2023 Gift Responsibly Campaign, aiming to educate adults about the risks of gifting lottery products to children during the holidays.

The campaign has been running for six years and is organized by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at Montreal’s McGill University.

Helene Keeley, Director of the Delaware Lottery, commented, “In addition to being illegal, purchasing Delaware Lottery Draw Games, Instant Games and Sports Pick for minors may increase their likeliness for future gambling problems.

“The Gift Responsibly campaign is a great opportunity for us to help educate audiences about the dangers associated with underage gambling.”

Being a Level 2 participant in the campaign will involve the Delaware Lottery making both social media posts and training its retail lottery product sellers throughout the month of December, to promote awareness about the potential risks of minors playing lottery games.

Research undertaken by the NCPG shows that lottery tickets and scratch-off cards are often a child’s first experience gambling, given by an adult who is not educated on the risks of early exposure.

Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the NCPG, said, “The potential long-term risks associated with underage gambling exposure cannot be understated.

“I commend each Gift Responsibly Campaign participant for their commitment to raising awareness about the risks of youth gambling. Now, more than ever, we must continue to insist that lottery tickets are never appropriate gifts for children.”

As part of its regular operations, the Delaware Lottery will also continue to promote responsible gambling at legal age by placing the Play Responsibly message and helpline number on all advertisements for its games, as well as in promotions, on video lottery terminals and at retail locations.

State-by-State

Product Spotlight

Konami

Things get unruly in the company of some fleecy characters in the new Konami Gaming’s new Unwooly Riches slot series.
GA HUDDLE #087

John Connelly - Interblock preparing to launch online by the end of year

John Connelly, the Global CEO of Interblock, joins the Huddle to talk about:
- The company's conversion to the online space
- The performance of ETGs
- Interblock's new philanthropic efforts
- The trend of companies going private
- And more!
GA HUDDLE #086

Michael Hershman - Dispelling casino 'myths:' New York needs to lose fear of the unknown

Michael Hershman, CEO of the Soloviev Group, joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to put forward his case that the Freedom Plaza is the way to go for one of New York's casino licences. He fields a variety of questions - not shying away from any of them - on why 'myths' about casinos and a fear of the unknown should be dispelled, as well as acknowledging the strength of rival bids and discussing opposition to the project.

Five years ago, before the mass proliferation of social media we see today – and even before the Covid-19 pandemic – I think you would be hard pressed to find a CEO talking about “Instagrammable moments.” KPIs w...

gga
The Global Gaming Awards: Looking ahead to 2024's ceremonies.
After more than a decade of celebrating gaming's best, Gaming America looks ahead to a bright 2024 for the Global Gaming Awards in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
GA
From the top: The Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
Tribal gaming is a uniquely American institution and all its uncommon attributes were on display this April at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Anaheim, California.
terre
Review: Terre Haute Casino Resort and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Terre Haute Casino Resort vs. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Gaming America's Laura Mack reviews each property.
andrew
Eureka Casino interview: CEO Andre Carrier on resort expansion
We spoke with returning guest, CEO Andre Carrier, about Eureka Casino Resort's expansion. He aims to not only change the look and feel of the casino, but to also build residential housing around it.