Extending commitment through 2026

Texas Lottery's responsible gambling program achieves NASPL-NCPG Implementation Level recertification

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The Texas Lottery has announced the recertification of its responsible gambling program by two organizations, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), achieving the coveted Implementation Level status.

This recertification, obtained through the NASPL-NCPG Parallel Verification Process (PVP), extends the Texas Lottery’s responsible gambling verification through December 2026.

Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, said: “While the Texas Lottery works to provide its players with innovative and entertaining lottery products to generate revenue for public education and veterans’ services, it takes responsible gambling very seriously."

"We are thrilled to have our responsible gambling program recertified at the Implementation Level and we look forward to enhancing our social responsibility of improving our responsible gambling initiatives, while remaining committed to the principles outlined by NASPL and NCPG.”

The NASPL-NCPG PVP serves as a pathway for lotteries that have attained World Lottery Association (WLA) responsible gambling certification to qualify for the appropriate NASPL-NCPG Responsible Gambling Verification level. The Texas Lottery had achieved WLA Level 3 responsible gambling recertification in December 2023.

To attain NASPL-NCPG verification at the Implementation Level, the Texas Lottery underwent a thorough evaluation by an independent assessment panel with expertise in responsible gambling. The assessment encompassed various areas, including planning, employee and retailer training, public education and awareness, product oversight, research and evaluation, and advertising and resources.

The Texas Lottery remains proactive in promoting responsible gambling, providing awareness training for retailers, vendors, and employees. Information and resources are readily available on the dedicated page of its website and through brochures distributed at licensed lottery retail locations across Texas. Responsible gambling messages are disseminated through employee and retailer communications, as well as on the Texas Lottery’s official social media channels.

As a member of WLA, NASPL, and a Silver member of the NCPG, the Texas Lottery actively engages in initiatives aimed at preventing underage gambling and raising awareness about problem gambling. It participates in campaigns such as the NCPG-McGill University Gift Responsibly Campaign and the National Problem Gambling Awareness Month campaign held annually in March.

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