The collaborative campaign -- so far not including the New York Lottery (shame on us) -- also received unanimous support from the Responsible Gaming Sub-committee of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.
The campaign says:
Research shows that the majority of adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products may be a gateway to problem gambling. Gambling also is linked to other risk-taking behaviors. Studies indicate gamblers and problem gamblers are prone to engage in other addictive behaviors such as smoking, drinking and drug use.For more information, go to www.ncpgambling.com www.youthgambling.com oir contact Keith S. Whyte of the National Council on Problem Gambling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We know that playing the lottery at a young age can increase the potential for problem gambling later in life,” said Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, co-director of the centre and a renowned expert on problem gambling among young people.