New York Lottery launches training on underage gambling prevention
The New York Lottery has announced the launch of a new training programme for retailers to reinforce the importance of age verification.
US.- The New York Lottery has announced the launch of new training on underage gambling prevention training. The training programme for retailers will reinforce the importance of age verification at stores. Subjects will include how to ask customers for identification for the purchase of a lottery ticket and how to spot fake IDs.
Retailers will have access to the training via the Lottery’s retailer portal and its internal learning management systems. New York Lottery management, marketing representatives and call centre staff will also participate in the programme.
According to New York regulations, lottery retailers must show age verification and responsible gaming signage provided by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) in visible locations. Players must be at least 18 years of age to buy a lottery ticket and 21 to purchase a quick draw ticket in stores where alcoholic drinks are sold.
Commission executive director Robert Williams said: “Responsible gaming principles guide New York state’s efforts in the design, marketing, and sale of lottery games. This new training supports retailers as they help maintain the integrity and safety of our games.”
New York Lottery director Gweneth Dean commented: “Lottery retailers are the first line of defense in the prevention of both underage and at-risk play. This training, along with other tools we provide, gives businesses the ability to confidently serve of-age patrons.”
Last week, Caesars Entertainment and SL Green Realty announced a partnership to bid to build a new casino in New York’s Times Square. The firms plan to redevelop 1515 Broadway with a casino, a theatre that would stage The Lion King and restaurants. SL Green and Caesars are proposing security and traffic improvements as part of their proposal.
Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars said: “Caesars is thrilled to partner with SL Green in connection with a five-star project that will meet and exceed New Yorkers’ expectations for world-class entertainment, immediately enhancing New York City’s tourism engine and elevating this one-of-a-kind global destination to new heights.
“As one of the largest mobile sports books in New York, Caesars is passionate about New York itself. Caesars is also deeply invested in New York-based restaurant groups, chefs, and entertainers from across the Empire State.”