“Not yet 18? No Bet ‘campaign in New Jersey focuses on problem gambling
The New Jersey Lottery and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey are reminding residents and businesses that it is illegal to sell lottery tickets to anyone under the age of 18.
New Jersey Lottery executive director Jim Carey said the campaign is launched every year just before the start of the school year.
In New Jersey, the law prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from buying or selling lottery tickets. Residents of the state may not be aware that there is an age limit for playing the lottery, which is why the campaign is held every year, he added.
With the campaign “Not yet 18? No bet, ”Carey said the Lottery was doing a lot of publicity about it. Emails and terminal messages are sent to all of their retailers reminding them that New Jersey Lottery players must be at least 18 years of age to buy or sell lottery tickets.
Emails are also sent to VIP club members to remind them of the law. On the New Jersey Lottery website, people will also see the “Not Yet 18?” Logo. No bet ”.
Much is also being done to make gamers aware that help is available if someone has a gambling problem or knows someone who may have one. Carey said the 1-800-GAMBLER phone number (which is the phone number for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey) is on all of his advertising and lottery tickets.
While Carey said he hasn’t seen a big increase in underage gambling during the pandemic, there are more options available to them. The lottery is sold primarily through their retail network, but there are also sports betting and online casino betting. Carey said it’s an issue people need to be aware of and parents should watch out for issues with children, especially teens, to make sure they don’t play.
Playing the lottery, betting on sports and going to the casino are all great ways to have fun, said Carey. But he cautions that people need to do it responsibly, within their budget, and take care of all other necessities first.
NJ Lottery is the third state lottery in the country to receive Level 4 Responsible Gaming Framework Certification from the World Lottery Association to ensure problem gamblers are not exploited and lotteries do everything that they can to promote the game in a responsible manner.
“We’re very proud of it,” said Carey.
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