Information Bulletin

Lottery products: A joy to give, but not to kids

The AGLC’s Holiday Minors Awareness Campaign is part of an ongoing educational plan to ensure both retailers and Albertans know they are key partners in helping to prevent underage gambling.

Buying, scratching and cashing in lottery products is reserved for adults only and is considered just as much a gambling activity as playing vlts and slot machines.

"While lottery tickets and scratch cards are a joy to give, they are gambling activities for adults and not for kids. Whether it’s the holiday season or any time of year, the AGLC encourages everyone not to purchase lottery products for minors.”

Alain Maisonneuve, President & CEO,

Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC)

Research has shown that gambling at an earlier age creates a risk factor associated with problem gambling later in life.

The AGLC’s Holiday Minors Awareness Campaign is part of an ongoing educational plan to ensure both retailers and Albertans know they are key partners in helping to prevent underage gambling.

The AGLC is committed to providing safe and responsible gaming entertainment options for Alberta players. The AGLC also supports provincial efforts to reduce gambling-related harm, with a goal to enable Albertans to make positive choices for themselves and enjoy gambling activities in a fun and responsible way.

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