US lotteries join industry leaders in Responsible Gaming Education Week

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This week marks the American Gaming Association’s 24th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week in association with the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), the World Lottery Association (WLA) among other industry leaders.

The event is designed to prove to consumers and players that operators and regulatory boards are dedicated to responsible gaming programmes and keeping players safe from gambling harms.

The AGA indicated that the week provides an opportunity for operators to ‘refresh employee training, promote transparency and gaming literacy to customers, and work with community partners on advancing responsible gaming initiatives.’

Among those US lotteries joining in the event, the Florida Lottery has reminded its players of the dangers of gambling and to always gamble responsibly. 

“The Florida Lottery is pleased to join our industry partners in recognition of Responsible Gaming Education Week,” said Florida Lottery Secretary, John F. Davis.

“In Florida, we are committed to putting responsible play at the heart of everything we do – from the way we design and market our games to the resources we offer players. 

“Protecting the interests of our players is one of our top priorities and we will continue to ensure that our players have the tools and resources needed to play and win the Lottery responsibly.”

This year’s event highlights responsible sports betting through the ‘Have A Game Plan’ tagline as the gaming industry ensures its commitment to responsible gaming grows in unison with the expansion of legal gaming across the country. 

Stephen Durrell, Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery, which is also participating in the event, added: “No one should spend more on the lottery than they can afford to lose, or to think of the lottery as something other than a form of entertainment. 

“Those who need assistance can find help at no cost, in Kansas and nationwide, if they are having issues with playing responsibly, and we encourage them to do so.”