Scientific Games joins “Gift Responsibly” holiday campaign against underage lottery play
| By Conor Mulheir
Gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has joined the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)’s “Gift Responsibly. Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play” holiday campaign to discourage giving underage players lottery tickets as gifts.
All US and Canadian lotteries, as well as several in Europe and Australasia have joined the 2020 campaign to support responsible gambling and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play.
Scientific Games has participated in the campaign since 2018, and is the only lottery supplier participant. The campaign is endorsed by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the World Lottery Association (WLA).
“Thanks again to Scientific Games for their support of this important responsible gambling campaign,” NCPG executive director Keith Whyte said. “Vendors play an important role in providing responsible gambling services to their lottery customers and in educating their own employees.”
Carla Schaefer – Scientific Games’ VP responsible gaming – said lottery games were not designed for children and so it was proud to support the initiative again.
“Social responsibility, integrity and transparency are cornerstones of Scientific Games, and we are extremely proud to continue the support, and stand with our lottery customers and the National Council on Problem Gaming in maintaining responsible play throughout the lottery industry,” Schaefer said.
“Lottery games are created to entertain, and intended to be played by adults. Lottery games are not child’s play, and we urge everyone to share this important message during the holiday season and always.”