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Reconsider lotto tickets as holiday gifts for minors

McGill and the National Council on Problem Gambling partner with lotteries worldwide to discourage lottery gifts for minors
Tue, 2012-12-11 11:51

Results from recent studies show a growing number of high school students reportedly receive one or more lottery tickets or scratch cards as gifts. This, coupled with the increasing concern about adolescent problem gambling, has prompted the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University, the National Council on Problem Gambling, along with dozens of other lottery corporations around the globe, to collaborate again this holiday season to increase public awareness about the impact of giving lottery products as gifts to minors.

Contact Information

Contact: Prof. Jeffrey Derevensky, Co-Director, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors
Organization: McGill University
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-4249

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Jocelyn Wilcox, Program Administrator
Organization: National Council on Problem Gambling
Office Phone: (202) 547-9204 ext. 24
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