The Texas Lottery has announced that its responsible gaming initiatives have been verified by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Texas is one of only 14 lotteries to achieve this certification.
“We are very proud to have our responsible gaming efforts verified by these two national organizations,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “As a component of our mission, responsible gaming practices are implemented in all aspects of our business, including the design process and advertising strategies for our games. Last fiscal year, the Texas Lottery generated more than $5.6 billion and as an organization of this size, we take responsible growth seriously and are committed to NASPL and NCPG’s
principles of responsible gaming.”
The Responsible Gambling Verification Program was launched by NASPL and NCPG in 2016. To achieve verification for 2018-2020 at the Planning Level, the Texas Lottery was evaluated in eight areas, including research, employee training, retailer training, player education, engagement and awareness, product oversight, advertising and budget.
The Texas Lottery provides awareness training for retailers and employees and makes resource information available to players and retailers through the dedicated PLAY RESPONSIBLY page on its website.
Responsible gaming messages are also featured in employee communications and on the Texas Lottery’s official social media accounts. The Texas Lottery is a Silver member of NCPG and participates in its holiday campaign to prevent underage gambling.