Parents encouraged not to purchase lottery tickets for children

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HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation is promoting a responsible gambling message this holiday season by urging parents not to purchase lottery products for minors.

"While lottery and Scratch 'N Win tickets are great gifts for adults, it is a form of gambling so it is not appropriate for minors," said Bob MacKinnon, acting president and CEO of the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation.

Parents and caregivers play an influential role in their children's lives. The corporation is urging people to give children the gift of responsibility this holiday season by preventing them from gambling before they reach the age of majority.

"It is important to send a strong message to parents," says MacKinnon. "No matter what the season, minors should not be participating in any gambling activity."

Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation and its ticket lottery operator, Atlantic Lottery, continue to take measures to ensure adults and youth understand this through age-of-majority messaging and ensuring retailers are committed to ensuring the 19+ laws are enforced.

 

Organizations: Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino

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