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.
As Problem Gambling Awareness Month begins, Lottery continues to remind players that 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 including:
- 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 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 Internet Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) certification from the NCPG for its commitment to responsible online gaming. Michigan Lottery has also received the Responsible Gaming Verification (RG Verification) certification from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the NCPG. Select the following links to learn more about the iCAP program or RG Verification program.