Comfy gifts. Cozy gifts. Furry gifts? 🐶 ‘Tis the season for giving, and we want to remind you to gift responsibly! While lottery tickets make fun gifts for adults, they’re not for kids or teens.
Jackpocket is once again joining the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in its responsible gambling Holiday Lottery campaign to raise awareness about the risks of underage lottery play during the winter holiday season. We’re promoting a simple reminder: lottery tickets aren’t child’s play.
A large number of young people report their first gambling experience occurs around 9 to 11 years of age.
Here’s why: Research from the NCPG on youth gambling has shown that early gambling experiences, including lottery products like scratch tickets, are a risk factor for problem gambling as an adult. A large number of young people report their first gambling experience occurs around 9 to 11 years of age. While grown ups recognize that lotteries are games of chance, kids and teens may have more difficulty putting these games into perspective.
Source: National Council on Problem Gambling and International Centre for Youth Gambling and Problems & High-Risk Behaviors
So, please think twice before slipping a scratch-off into a stocking or a lotto ticket in a holiday card and make sure the recipient is legally old enough to play.
For help with problem gambling, text or call 1–800–522–4700.