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2022 Gift Responsibly Campaign

Each year, McGill University's International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) ask lottery corporations to support our responsible gambling campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season. In 2022, once again, 100% of Canadian and U.S. lotteries, along with numerous international lotteries and non-lottery organizations, have joined the Campaign to promote responsible gambling. The Campaign is also endorsed by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the European Lotteries (EL).

2022 Holiday Lottery Campaign Particpants

Lottery Level 3

Alberta Gambling, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC), Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, Atlantic Lottery, California State Lottery, Colorado Lottery, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Hoosier Lottery, Illinois Lottery, Michigan State Lottery, New Jersey Lottery, New York State Gaming Commission, Division of Lottery, Ohio Lottery Commission, Oregon Lottery, Pennsylvania Lottery, The Mississippi Lottery Corporation, Virginia Lottery.

Lottery Level 2

BCLC, DC Lottery, Florida Lottery, Georgia Lottery Corporation, Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o., Iowa Lottery Authority, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Maine State Lottery, Massachusetts State Lottery, Missouri Lottery, North Carolina Education Lottery, PLI Operator of Ireland's National Lottery, Rhode Island Lottery, South Carolina Education Lottery, South Dakota Lottery, Tennessee Education Lottery, Texas Lottery Commission.

Lottery Level 1

Arizona Lottery, Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, Delaware Lottery, Idaho Lottery, Kansas Lottery, Loterija Slovenije, Loto-Quebec, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency, Minnesota Lottery, Montana Lottery, National Lottery of North Macedonia, National Video Lottery of Macedonia - Casinos Austria LLC Skopje, Nebraska Lottery, New Hampshire Lottery, New Mexico Lottery, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Oklahoma Lottery Commission, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Osterreichische Lotterien GmbH (Austrian Lotteries), Sask Lotteries, SAZKA a.s., Ukrainian National Lottery, Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, Washington's Lottery, Western Canada Lottery Corporation, Wisconsin Lottery, WV Lottery, WyoLotto.

Non-Lottery Participants

AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc., Amplify, Inc, Area Substance Abuse Council, Arkansas Problem Gambling Council, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Catholic Charities Steuben/Livingston Prevention Services, Center for Human Development, Inc, Choices Treatment Center, Community and Family Resources, Council on Chemical Abuse, Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling, Fayette County Drug and Alcohol Commission,, Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hanover County Behavioral Health Wellness, HealthReach Community Health Centers of Maine, iCarol Software, IGT, Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, Illinois Department of Human Services, Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, Jackpocket, Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling, KYCPG, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Linn County Alcohol & Drug, MA Council on Gaming and Health (MACGH), Maine Council On Problem Gambling, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling, Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling, National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services, Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, Oklahoma Association on Problem Gambling and Gaming, Pathway To Recovery, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, Prevention Action Alliance, Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Recovery Resources, Scientific Games, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, The Way Back Inn, Inc., Virginia Council on Problem Gambling, Washington County Prevention Coalition, Western CT Coalition, Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, WI Council on Problem Gambling, Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.

NASPL Endorsed Campaign

In October 2013, at the annual North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, the NASPL board of directors unanimously approved a resolution encouraging participation in the annual Holiday Campaign. The resolution states that the NCPG/McGill University Holiday Campaign is an effective way to promote responsible gift giving of lottery games and products and that member organizations are encouraged to participate in this effort to the extent allowed by their governing laws and regulations. We are grateful to NASPL for their support and look forward to working with lottery corporations to further share and increase the visibility of this important responsible gambling message.

Congratulations to the Holiday Campaign Award Winners!

Annually, awards are granted to recognize campaign participants who have developed materials and campaigns supporting this responsible gambling initiative. Past winners include:

  • 2022 - Connecticut Lottery Corporation
  • 2021 - North Carolina Education Lottery
  • 2020 - Illinois Lottery
  • 2019 - IGT Indiana (Hoosier Lottery)
  • 2018 - New York Council on Problem Gambling on behalf of the New York Responsible Play Partnership
  • 2017 - Oregon Lottery
  • 2016 - British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • 2015 - British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • 2014 - Hoosier Lottery (Indiana)
  • 2013 - Illinois Lottery
  • 2012 - Connecticut Lottery Corporation (U.S.) and British Columbia Lottery Corporation (International)
  • 2011 - Connecticut Lottery Corporation (U.S.) and Austrian Lotteries (International)