The Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA, Inc. is a participant of the 2022 Gift Responsibly Campaign, joining lotteries and community organizations across the country and around the world to raise awareness about the risks of buying lottery tickets for children. The campaign is organized by the Nationaler Rat für problematisches Glücksspiel (NCPG) and the International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors an der McGill University.
Research shows that the earlier a person’s participation or even exposure to gambling is in childhood, the more likely they are to develop a gambling problem later in life. Gambling exposure during childhood is often through some kind of lottery product, given by an adult who is likely unaware of the associated risks.
The Gift Responsibly Campaign raises awareness about the risks of youth gambling and educates communities on the dangers of buying lottery tickets for children. Public education campaigns, like the Gift Responsibly Campaign, play an important role in changing social norms and providing basic facts and education.
For additional information about the Gift Responsibly Campaign and additional resources, please visit the links below.