The Hoosier Lottery encourages employees, players to be ambassadors of responsible gaming

INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2013) - The Hoosier Lottery is joining the American Gaming Association (AGA), the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and gaming companies nationwide to participate in the 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), taking place Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.

In conjunction with RGEW, the Hoosier Lottery is releasing a new responsible gaming brochure that will be available at retail locations across the state. 

"Playing the lottery is meant to be light fun," said Karl Browning, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery. "Historically Hoosiers have used good judgement, on the whole, in playing the lottery. But we think it's important to create opportunities throughout the year--and especially on weeks like this--to ramp up the message that responsible gaming is a top priority in Indiana, and to partner with retailers and community organizations to emphas ize that point."

Additionally, the Hoosier Lottery will begin using a new responsible gaming logo to remind players of the key elements of responsible play: must be 18 or older to play and the Gambling Addiction Referral Line is available at 800-994-8448. 

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"We at the Hoosier Lottery are dedicated to promoting responsible lottery play and celebrating our diversity-and this year's Responsible Gaming Education Week is an opportunity to do both," said Katie Carlson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance. "By sharing the message of responsible gaming with our lottery players, colleagues, friends and family, we aim to show how important it is for everyone to be an ambassador of the messages around responsible gaming."

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to Police and Firefighters' Pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. The remainder of Lottery income is contributed to the State and helps reduce excise taxes by 50 percent for every Hoosier vehicle owner.

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For more information, please contact Stephanie McFarland at smcfarland@hoosierlottery.in.gov.

 

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