Lottery tickets and scratch-offs make great gifts! But please save them for the 18 and older crowd.👌
Jackpocket is once again joining the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in its Gift Responsibly Campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of underage lottery play. We’re standing with the NCPG, lotteries, and organizations from around the world to promote a simple reminder: lottery tickets aren’t child’s play.
Many young people report their first gambling experience occurs around 9 to 11 years of age.
Here’s why: Research has shown that the earlier a person is exposed to gambling in childhood, including lottery tickets, the more likely they are to develop gambling problems later in life.
And youth gambling is a lot more common than most people realize. Many young people report their first gambling experience occurs around 9 to 11 years of age. Not to mention, lottery tickets and scratch-offs are super easy to slip into a stocking during the holidays or a birthday card throughout the year.
Source: National Council on Problem Gambling and International Centre for Youth Gambling and Problems & High-Risk Behaviors
While grown ups recognize that lotteries are games of chance, kids and teens may have more difficulty putting these games into perspective.
Games can be a fun part of the holidays. Just make sure to gift those lottery tickets to loved ones who are legally old enough to play. If you’d like to learn more about the Responsible Play tools in the Jackpocket app, right this way!
For help with problem gambling, text or call 1–800–522–4700.