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Florida Lottery joins nationwide effort to raise awareness about problem gambling


Florida – This March, the Florida Lottery is teaming up with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) to shine a spotlight on the critical issue of problem gambling. This initiative is part of a broader effort to raise awareness about the prevention, treatment, and recovery options available to those affected by gambling problems.

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“At the Florida Lottery, we recognize the importance of ensuring that playing our games remains a form of entertainment within healthy limits. We are committed to working diligently each day to raise awareness about responsible play practices and to provide valuable resources for our players,” said John F. Davis, Florida Lottery Secretary. “By actively promoting awareness and offering support, we aspire to empower players to make informed choices, play within their means, and enjoy the playing experience responsibly.”

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Lottery games offer a fun and entertaining option for adults, with the added bonus of supporting Florida’s educational system through revenue generation. However, maintaining responsible gaming habits is crucial to ensuring this remains a positive activity. The Florida Lottery has outlined several key tips to help players enjoy the games wisely:

  • NEVER view the Lottery as a money-making opportunity.
  • ALWAYS establish a budget for playing and stick to it.
  • NEVER pursue your losses in an attempt to break even.
  • ALWAYS be aware of when it’s time to seek assistance.
  • NEVER participate in lottery games while feeling upset or depressed.

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Incorporating these practices into every aspect of its operations, the Lottery is dedicated to fostering a culture of responsible play. For those seeking more information on playing responsibly, resources and support can be found at www.floridalottery.com/play-responsibly. This campaign is a testament to the Lottery’s commitment to not only provide entertainment but also ensure the wellbeing of its players, reinforcing the importance of playing within one’s means and recognizing the signs of problem gambling.

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