The Virginia Lottery has proudly attained the highest level of accreditation within the Responsible Gambling Verification Program, a collaborative initiative between the National Council on Problem Gambling and the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. This esteemed recognition positions Virginia’s Play Responsibly program among an exclusive group of U.S. lotteries acknowledged for their unwavering commitment to responsible play.
Kelly T. Gee, the Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery, affirmed their unwavering dedication to ethical practices and maintaining the utmost integrity in presenting lottery products. “We believe that the Virginia Lottery’s commitment to responsible gambling and presenting our products ethically and with integrity is second to none,” said Gee. “We work to raise awareness of problem gambling and highlight the resources in Virginia where someone with a problem can seek help.”
At the heart of the Virginia Lottery’s efforts lies an extensive Play Responsibly program, employing a comprehensive range of strategies to encourage responsible gambling. This multifaceted approach encompasses the creation of impactful public service announcements, informative brochures, strategic utilization of social and traditional media platforms, and other initiatives aimed at fostering responsible gaming behaviors.
Moreover, the Virginia Lottery shines a spotlight on the Virginia Problem Gambling Helpline (888-532-3500), which they established back in 1999. Currently administered by the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling and funded by the lottery, this toll-free helpline serves as a lifeline for individuals grappling with gambling-related challenges.