Published: November 17, 2022

EL endorses 2022 Gift Responsibly Campaign

Every year the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University invite lotteries to join colleagues around the world by participating in the Gift Responsibly Campaign to raise awareness about the risks of underage lottery use.

The European Lotteries (EL) proudly endorses this campaign.

Campaign goals

  1. Educate communities on the dangers of buying lottery tickets for children.
  2. Raise awareness about the risks of youth gambling. 
  3. Support responsible gambling practices while remaining neutral about legalized gambling.

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. Whether or not it is legal for minors to participate in lottery games, a responsible gambling message is always appropriate. Lottery products are never appropriate gifts for children.

Joining the Campaign 

Lotteries are invited to join the campaign at a selected level of engagement using the link below or by visiting By supporting the campaign, lotteries gain access to exclusive Campaign materials (new for 2022!) and public recognition for this important social responsibility work. 

To be included in official campaign announcements participants must be registered no later than 30 November 2022.

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