The Hoosier Lottery, recipient of World Lottery Association Level (WLA) 4 Certification through 2024, is again participating in National Financial Literacy Month awareness efforts to emphasize the importance of planning and budgeting as key to keeping play positive. The Hoosier Lottery achieved the highest level of WLA certification due to its responsible gaming efforts.
National Financial Literacy Month first began in April 2004 to highlight the importance of understanding financial decision-making and teach Americans how to create and maintain good financial habits.
"At the Hoosier Lottery, we are committed to responsible gaming and strive to promote a positive playing experience," said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M. Taylor. "Part of keeping play positive is making sure you are playing for the fun and entertainment of our games, understanding the odds and ensuring that your personal budget can support your level of play."
The Hoosier Lottery offers several resources to help players boost their financial literacy. Players can visit HoosierLottery.com/PositivePlay to watch a set of educational Positive Play videos. This library includes a new "Financial Wellness" video, as well as other fun, short videos that can help players better understand game odds, gambling myths and the importance of setting spending limits.
The website also offers a digital Track Your Play Calculator to help players track the amount they spend on games, a Positive Play Quiz that lets players test their responsible gaming knowledge, a set of interactive Flip Tips that provide information about positive play, along with other resources.
Players can also find links to institutions that specialize in financial literacy resources at HoosierLottery.com/Positive-Play/Financial-Literacy-Educational-Tools/. In addition, the Problem Gambling Helpline is available by dialing 1-800-994-8448, texting INGAMB to 53342 or clicking the Chat Now link at the top of any Hoosier Lottery webpage.
To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery's Positive Play resources, visit HoosierLottery.com/PositivePlay.