March is Problem Gambling Awareness month and the Michigan Lottery has joined the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) to help increase public awareness of problem gambling and highlight the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services in the state of Michigan.
The Lottery reminds players: “Knowing your limits is always the best bet.” The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline is available to provide free, one-on-one support for players who may have a problem. For confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, players may call 800-270-7117. Chat and text options also are available through www.michiganlottery.com.
Each year, the Lottery provides $1 million to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to fund statewide education and treatment programs for problem gambling. Additionally, the Lottery’s online services include enhanced responsible gaming resources that aren’t found in any other gaming in Michigan:
- A variety of self-exclusion periods
- Daily and weekly deposit Limits
- Age verification at account registration
- Play history to monitor gaming activity
You may learn more about the Lottery’s recognition of Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the warning signs of problem gaming, here: http://bit.ly/2lSge1e.
Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has been committed to promoting responsible gaming to players across the state. In 2015, the Michigan Lottery became the first lottery in the United States to receive certification from the NCPG for its commitment to responsible online gaming. The Michigan Lottery achieved that certification by completing the NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP). You may learn more about the iCAP program and the Lottery’s recognition, here: http://bit.ly/1m6NfTO.