Scratch tickets an age appropriate gift

NANAIMO – B.C. Lottery Corporation reminds gift givers to use their “game sense”.

As the holiday season approaches, the B.C. Lottery Corporation reminds gift givers to use their “game sense” and only give lottery tickets to players 19 years of age or older.

“Our scratch and win games are very popular gifts and stocking stuffers, but we remind everyone that these are a form of gambling and not child’s play,” said Paul Smith, of the BCLC. “We’re posting responsible giving messages at lottery retailers across B.C. to let holiday shoppers know to think twice about whose stocking they might be stuffing.”

To encourage responsible play and responsible gift-giving, BCLC is communicating this message through online advertising, social media and a network of digital signage at more than 4,000 lottery retailers and BC’s 34 casinos or community gaming centres.

“Any type of gambling should be seen as an adult form of entertainment,” said Smith. “Parents need to talk to their kids about the risks of gambling and do their part to prevent them from participating.”

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