Arizona Lottery Joins National Movement to Gift Responsibly this Holiday Season
PHOENIX (December 14, 2020) – 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 $4.8 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 are grateful for the continued support of the Arizona Lottery in their commitment to promoting socially responsible gambling throughout the state,” said Arizona Department of Gaming Director Ted Vogt. “By participating in the Holiday Lottery Campaign, we can continue to help Arizona families prevent problem gambling issues during this holiday season.”
"Responsible Gaming is central to the Arizona Lottery's mission and we are proud to join the NCPG Holiday Lottery Campaign for another year to help everyone understand how important this issue is,” Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Gregg Edgar said. “We know the joy and excitement that Arizona Lottery games give to both the giver and the receiver during the holiday season, but we also want everyone to remember that these are gifts to be enjoyed by adults, not children.”
The Arizona Lottery joins every lottery jurisdiction in the U.S. and Canada, 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).