The Florida Lottery announces that it has received the top certification for responsible gaming from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Florida becomes one of only 14 lotteries to have achieved this distinction. Elements of the program include employee and retailer training, public education and awareness, product oversight, research and advertising.
The Lottery’s commitment to build responsible gaming best practices into all agency operations was instrumental in achieving this highly sought industry recognition. “This certification emphasizes that in everything we do, from the way we design and advertise our games, to the resources we offer our players, we are working to keep responsible play at the heart of our operations,” said Secretary Jim Poppell.
The Responsible Gambling Verification Program was launched by NASPL and NCPG in 2016. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, the Florida Lottery encourages you to contact the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling at 1-888-ADMIT-IT, or the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 for confidential help.
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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 billion to enhance education and sending more than 775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit flalottery.com.