The National Council on Problem Gambling Announces the Winners of the 2012 Holiday Campaign Awards

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The 2012 Holiday Campaign awards honor two outstanding campaigns that promote a responsible gaming message regarding underage lottery play.

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Holiday Lottery campaign who were honored last week at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Annual Conference and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island.

The winners are:

Best 2012 U.S. Holiday Lottery Campaign - Connecticut Lottery Corporation

Best 2012 International Holiday Lottery Campaign - British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)

The campaign, which spreads a responsible gaming message about underage lottery play during the holiday season, has gained momentum over the past 5 years. Just last week, the NASPL Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution encouraging participation in the holiday campaign. In 2012, there were 37 participating North American and international lotteries:

AB Svenska Spel (Sweden), Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, Arizona Lottery, Atlantic Lottery, Austrian Lotteries, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, California Lottery, Camelot (United Kingdom), Colorado Lottery, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Illinois Lottery, Hoosier (Indiana) Lottery, Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o. (Croatia), Iowa Lottery, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Loto-Québec, Manitoba Lotteries, Maryland Lottery, Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, Minnesota State Lottery, Missouri Lottery, New Mexico Lottery, North Carolina Education Lottery, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Ohio Lottery Commission, Oklahoma Lottery Commission, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Oregon Lottery, Rhode Island Lottery, Saskatchewan Lotteries, South Dakota Lottery, State Lottery of Serbia, Texas Lottery Commission, Vermont Lottery Commission, Virginia Lottery, Washington Lottery, and Wisconsin Lottery.

The 2013 campaign is underway and it is a great time for lottery corporations to join us in sharing this responsible gaming message. Sample materials with this year’s campaign theme are available at http://www.ncpgambling.org/holiday. For more information about the campaign, please contact:

Jocelyn Wilcox
Program Administrator
National Council on Problem Gambling
http://www.ncpgambling.org/holiday
(202) 547-9204 x24
jocelynw(at)ncpgambling(dot)org

Lynette Gilbeau    
Research Coordinator
International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors, McGill University
http://www.youthgambling.com
(514) 398-4438    
Lynette.gilbeau(at)mcgill(dot)ca

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