The NJL is raising awareness in a bid to reduce the number of underage people gambling.
US.- To prevent underage gambling, the New Jersey Lottery (NJL) has announced the launch of a new gambling awareness campaign with the slogan “Not 18 Yet? No Bet”.
It comes after voters in the state approved a change to gambling laws, setting age restrictions for lottery games. The campaign was produced in collaboration with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ).
The NJL has urged adults not to involve underage children in lottery or other gambling activities. Additionally, it has asked adults to set a responsible play example for their children.
According to NJL, the major types of gambling activities that teens participate in are lottery, sports betting, games of skill and cards. The lottery says signs of problem gambling in teens may include absences from school or a decline in grades.
Another sign of problem gambling in teens is stealing money or asking family, friends or even strangers for money. Selling personal belongings, as well as showing off money or expensive clothing, may also be a sign that a teen is experiencing problem gambling, it said.
The NJL offers a support hotline for people who are experiencing gambling problems. The line is available 24 hours a day, every day.