Warns that lottery tickets should not be given to children

Warns that lottery tickets should not be given to children


All lottery tickets are a form of gambling and should not be given to children and adolescents, according to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. It is important for parents to know that there are risks and impacts associated with gambling under the age of 18.

People are about to exchange gifts with their friends during the winter holiday season. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation wants parents and adults from the province to know that all lottery tickets are a form of gambling and should not be given to children or minor children.

The proceeds of legalized gambling in Ontario are reinvested in the local infrastructure and more by the state-run agency. The Crown corporation oversees land-based gaming properties, lottery games, online gaming, bingo and other electronic gaming products at charitable gaming centers, while also supporting the local horse racing sector.

It is not a gift for the young ones

While lottery tickets are a great gift idea for special occasions, they should not be given to children and youth, according to the most recent press release. The Crown corporation notes that it is important for parents to know the risks associated with their children’s gambling. It was urged to not give lottery tickets to children under the age of 18.

There is a lot of information about youth and gambling from the OLG. The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, which aims to raise awareness among youth of potential gambling risks, how to make informed decisions, and healthy, active lifestyles.

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The PlaySmart.ca player protection platform can help parents in understanding the facts when it comes to games of chance. There are links to the support resources in the “Finding Help” section of the service. The Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is included.

The RGC is focused on the prevention of problem gambling in the country and the world, with information on Teens or Young Adults and gambling. The National Council of Problem Gambling has been an advocate for the OLG for many years, and the holiday campaign sends the message that lottery tickets are not for children.

An improved version of the self-exclusion program “My Play Break” was introduced by the OLG in September 2022. When players want to take a break from gambling, the Crown has a new program that gives them more flexibility. It can be found in brick-and-mortar casinos, charitable gaming centers, and online.

There are more online payment options to choose from

The Crown corporation strives to provide the best possible experience for bettors. In November, it introduced new online payment options for the secure and intuitive purchase of digital lottery products on its website. Direct Pay now allows users to purchase tickets with their credit or debit cards without having to deposit funds first.

This holiday season, lottery gifts are for grown ups only.