NJ Lottery launches underage gambling campaign
NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) recently announced their annual “Not 18 Yet? No Bet awareness campaign ”.
The goal of the campaign is to remind residents that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets by or to anyone under the age of 18.
This year the campaign launch event was held at Corner Xpress, 5 Lawrenceville Pennington Road in Lawrence Township, a lottery retailer. There, NJL Executive Director James Carey and CCGNJ Interim Executive Director Felicia Grondin renewed their organizations’ commitment to responsible gambling and the prevention of underage gambling.
“The New Jersey Lottery has a long-standing commitment to promoting responsible gambling and preventing minors from participating in the lottery,” said Carey. “We are working closely with the CCGNJ to educate our New Jersey retailers about the age limit for playing the lottery and we support the Council’s continued efforts to prevent underage gambling. Responsible gaming is at the heart of our overall mission to provide a first-class lottery experience. “
The “Not yet 18? The “No Bet” campaign includes a brochure providing information on the most common types of teen betting and ways to recognize the signs of a gambling problem, for the education of retailers and players. It also lists contact information on how to receive advice and help. These brochures are available at over 7,000 lottery sites or you can view them online at njs-cdn.lotteryservices.com/content/dam/portal/pdfs/responsible-play/No18-NoBet_Brochure_English.pdf.
“Preventing the onset of gambling addiction in adolescents and young adults is a major goal of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. The New Jersey Lottery message on how to recognize the signs of problem gambling in minors is of great benefit to the Council in its work to educate residents about the dangers that exist to young people who engage in gambling. any type of game, ”said Grondin. “The Lottery continues to be an excellent partner in promoting the Council’s helpline. If a parent thinks their child might have a gambling problem, they can call 1-800-GAMBLER® anytime for help and information.
For more information and help with compulsive gambling problems, visit 800gambler.org.