Giving the gift of games this holiday season? Whether you are wishing a loved one “happy holidays” or spreading holiday cheer around the office, gifting Hoosier Lottery tickets is a fun and entertaining way to express generosity. Regardless of the occasion, remember that tickets should be gifted responsibly—from adults, to adults.
But why? Minors have a greater risk of developing problem gambling habits than adults, says research from the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors
. Plus, it’s not legal to sell tickets to those under the age of 18. The Hoosier Lottery is committed to training more than 4,000 retail partners on how to check identification and avoid selling tickets to minors.
We want all players to enjoy their experience with the Hoosier Lottery, and gifting responsibly is an important piece of positive play. Interested in learning about more ways to keep your play positive? Check out our video library on responsible gaming topics, like our Gift Responsibly tutorial and our Preventing Underage Play
video, plus others available in our Positive Play toolkit