Jackpocket has become the latest firm to announce its participation in the 2022 Gift Responsibly campaign organised by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
Co-ordinated alongside the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours at McGill University, this marks the third-party lottery app’s fifth year of involvement in the movement.
The campaign, which has received support from 63 lotteries this year, sees participating organisations deliver education campaigns to communities on the dangers associated with buying lottery tickets for children, with an additional focus on the risks of youth gambling.
Reaffirming this message, Jackpocket has issued a reminder on the purchasing of lottery tickets and scratch-offs.
Peter Sullivan, Founder and CEO, commented: “Jackpocket strives to promote responsible gaming in every aspect of our business. We are proud to stand with the NCPG in raising awareness that lottery tickets and scratch-offs are appropriate gifts for adults only.
“You must be at least 18-years-old to place ticket orders on Jackpocket, and we urge everyone to avoid giving lotto tickets as gifts to minors – during holidays and throughout the year.”
Jackpocket is the first third-party lottery service to receive a responsible gaming certification from the NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Programme.
The firm’s consumer protection services include self-exclusion, daily deposit and spend limits, as well as in-app access to responsible gaming resources.
Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director, added: “Youth problem gambling has emerged as a significant and growing public health issue. We applaud Jackpocket’s commitment to raising awareness about risks of youth gambling through the Gift Responsibly campaign.
“Our message is a simple one: lottery tickets are never appropriate gifts for children.”