NCPG's Strikes! For Responsible Gaming Event Smashes Attendance Records

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Attendance Increases by 40% at 3rd Annual Event to Support NCPG Responsible Gaming Programs

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Strikes! is a great way for members of the industry to come together to support NCPG.

“Strikes for Responsible Gaming” was the theme as attendees at the LaFleur’s Lottery Symposium came together to bowl on Thursday, May 7. Participants at the charitable event enjoyed an evening of food, fun and bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes in Washington, DC, with proceeds benefitting the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The event was hosted by TLF Publications in partnership with their annual La Fleur’s Lottery Symposium. Now in its third year, the bowling event has almost tripled in size and sponsors, with underwriting this year from Lottovate, Connecticut Lottery, Linq3, Scientific Games, EquiLottery, Gameology, IGT, and Virginia Lottery as well as TLF Publications, a media outlet for information about the lottery industry.

“TLF Publications is proud to be a sponsor for the third year in a row for Strikes for Responsible Gaming. It combines a good cause with an opportunity for our attendees to network. We were also pleased to have NCPG Board President Maureen Greeley as a speaker at the Symposium. Even though only a small percentage of lottery players may have a problem with compulsive gambling, it is still a problem,” said Terri Markle, President and CEO, TLF Publications.

The wide array of attendees included lottery and gaming executives from across the country and around the world, including the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada.

“Strikes! is a great way for members of the industry to come together to support NCPG,” said Anne Noble, President and CEO at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. “Lafleur's creative advancement of responsible gambling is instrumental in building a collaborative approach to the industry’s support of NCPG and responsible gambling programs throughout North America!“

Proceeds support NCPG’s programs, including the National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-522-4700) which receives approximately 300,000 calls per year, and newly expanded access through text and online chat. The Helpline is a vital lifeline that connects people experiencing a gambling problem and their families to help in their area. NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming.

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