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This holiday season, we remind you that lottery tickets may be fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors.
This message is part of a global annual responsible gambling campaign aimed at increasing public awareness about the impact of gifting lottery products to minors.
"Playing the lottery at a young age can increase the potential for problem gambling later in life" said Jeffrey Derevensky, Director of McGill University's Youth Gambling Centre. "We welcome the collaborative efforts of lottery corporations worldwide to help raise awareness about this issue. Together we can make a difference in preventing underage gambling and gambling problems."
"We know many players purchase tickets both online as well as at lottery ticket centres in our province. We believe this is an important message to share with all players at this time of year," explained Carolin Taubensee, Executive Director of eGaming - PlayNow.com at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.
This campaign encourages all players to gift lottery products in a responsible way.
Note for PlayNow Members
Please note that lottery tickets purchased on PlayNow.com are purchased under your name and cannot be 'gifted' to other players. However, many PlayNow members like you choose to purchase lottery tickets at lottery ticket centres as well as online.
We ask that you keep this message in mind this holiday season if you are purchasing lottery tickets for friends or family members.
GameSense reinforces our focus on keeping it fun. GameSense involves learning how the games work and the odds of winning and losing. Using your GameSense means balancing the fun part of gambling with the need to stay in control and within your boundaries.
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