Scientific Games continues the company’s commitment to global responsible gaming education through the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual “Gift Responsibly” holiday campaign. The 2022 holiday season marks the fifth straight year Scientific Games has participated in the campaign, advocating that lottery games are not child’s play.
Scientific Games joins lotteries in the U.S., Canada and Europe in the “Gift Responsibly” campaign to help raise awareness about the risks of gifting lottery games to minors during the holiday season.
“Youth problem gambling has emerged as a significant growing public health issue. We applaud Scientific Games’ commitment to raising awareness about the risks of youth gambling through the Gift Responsibly Campaign,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “Our message is a simple one: lottery tickets are never appropriate gifts for children.”
Scientific Games’ Healthy Play responsible gaming program provides lotteries with tools to help educate their players about lottery literacy, including knowledge of the appropriate age to purchase and play lottery games. To further support lotteries in their responsible gaming efforts, the company produced its Healthy Play Guide, a digital publication that features an overview of Healthy Play tools and initiatives.
“Everyone should do their part year-round to help prevent underage lottery play. Lottery games should never be gifted to minors,” said Carla Schaefer, VP of Responsible Gaming for Scientific Games. “This means knowing the minimum age to purchase lottery games where you live or travel, and if you see the sale of lottery products to minors, report it.”
Scientific Games expanded the company’s leadership as a responsible lottery company by achieving the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gaming Framework Certificate of Alignment for its global operations spanning five continents.
The company provides retail and digital games, technology and services to 130 lotteries in 50 countries around the globe.
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