Many people feel that purchasing lottery tickets is not a serious form of gambling and that minors should be allowed to play. While lottery tickets can be a fun form of entertainment, they should be restricted to adults only. Research shows that minors are three times more likely to develop gambling problems than an adult.
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||Launched at Edmonton’s Century Casino Monday by Fred Lindsay, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security, Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) will highlight the current and new responsible and problem gambling education programs that are available to the Alberta gambling public, helping Albertans to make informed choices and decisions about how they gamble.
While responsibility in the gambling industry is shared by individuals, the government and industry, the partners in RGAW – the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission and the Alberta Charitable Casino Operators Association – are committed to providing information, programs and services that educate and inform about how to gamble responsibly and how prevent problem gambling.
Read more about RGAW 2007 and the responsible gambling programs:
Alberta launches first Responsible Gambling Awareness Week - Information Bulletin – 2007/10/22
Responsible Gambling Programs
(SE) Program Evaluation – Executive Summary
- Alberta Charitable Casino Operators Association
- Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
- “A gambling problem: How to tell?”