Michigan Lottery Recognizes Responsible Gaming Education Month in September

September is Responsible Gaming Education Month, and Michigan Lottery is highlighting the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services in the state of Michigan.

As Responsible Gaming Education Month begins, the 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.

“We want players to enjoy Lottery games responsibly, so we provide resources to assist them in keeping play fun and safe,” said acting Lottery Commissioner, Jessica Weare. “Lottery retailers have access to information on responsible gaming that can be shared with players who purchase Lottery products, and our online games feature several tools to help players ensure they are playing responsibly. Additionally, this month, we will send online players an email with tips on responsible gaming.”

Each year, the Lottery provides $1 million to the compulsive gaming prevention fund, which the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services uses to fund statewide education and treatment programs for problem gambling.

Players who play the Lottery’s online games have access to several responsible gaming safeguards and tools including:

  • A variety of self-exclusion periods
  • Daily and weekly deposit Limits
  • Daily Loss Limits
  • A variety of Cool Off periods
  • Age verification at account registration
  • Play history to monitor gaming activity

Additional information, including a list of some of the warning signs of problem gambling can be found on Michigan Lottery’s website at: https://news.michiganlottery.com/RG.

Since its inception in 1972, Michigan Lottery has been committed to promoting responsible gaming to players across the state. In 2015, Michigan Lottery became the first lottery in the United States to receive Internet Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) certification from the National Council on Problem Gambling 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.

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