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Playing Responsibly &
Problem Gambling Resources

WLA Level 4 Certification

The New Jersey Lottery is committed to the responsible sale of Lottery products. The Lottery's marketing, advertising, game design, sales, and promotions teams all support responsible gaming through the Lottery's advertising campaigns, products available to players, interaction with retailers and players, and various promotions held throughout the state. The New Jersey Lottery has demonstrated its significant accomplishments in responsible gaming by achieving the World Lottery Associations Level 4 Certification in Responsible Gaming. This certification is the most comprehensive measure of responsible play among lotteries in the industry. The New Jersey Lottery was first granted this certification in 2016, was recertified in 2019 and will continue to uphold the most thorough and complete responsible gaming initiatives for the entirety of the Lottery's tenure.

Not 18 Yet? No Bet.

Must be 18 or older to buy a Lottery ticket. It's the Law!

Please Play Responsibly. If you play the Lottery, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Money needed for daily expenses should not be used for playing the Lottery.
  • Set a limit. Don't chase your losses and risk getting deeper into a hole.
  • Set some winnings aside for other purposes.
  • Winning and losing are both part of playing the Lottery and other gaming activities. If you're only prepared to win, you're not prepared to play the Lottery.
  • Playing the Lottery is a recreational activity and not an alternative to work.

Parents are urged to think twice about gifting lottery tickets to children.

If you think you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available in New Jersey 24 hours a day...every day! Call 1-800-GAMBLER®.

Problem Gambling Resources

The Lottery has participated on the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. Board of Directors since June 1999. Furthermore, the Council's gambling hotline (1-800-GAMBLER) is printed on lottery tickets, brochures, signs, and is also heard as a tag line on all of our radio advertisements. Throughout the year, the Lottery's website directs visitors to the Council's site ( www.800gambler.org ), which provides people with free information and guidance about obtaining help for compulsive gamblers.

Since 1983, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. has helped problem and compulsive gamblers. The group was one of the pioneers in the compulsive gambling field and remains one of the leaders in providing professional and compassionate services to a wide range of audiences. The Council's mission is to provide prevention, education and referral services to anyone affected by this illness. They operate the most widely recognized gambling help number in the world, the 1-800-GAMBLER® Helpline. Calling the helpline number offers 24-hour, immediate, confidential assistance to anyone affected by gambling disorder.

The New Jersey Lottery is aware that for some individuals any form of gaming can be a problem. As a result, the New Jersey Lottery promotes and encourages responsible play. If you or someone you know shows symptoms of problem gambling, there is hope. Problem gambling is a treatable illness. With proper treatment, problem gamblers can begin the recovery process and regain control of their lives.

In partnership with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc, the New Jersey Lottery frequently hosts meetings of the Responsible Gambling Working Group to discuss responsible gaming initiatives in the industry. In addition to Council and Lottery staff members, participants include representatives from: the Casino industry; Racing Commission; Casino Control Commission; Volunteers of America; Stockton University Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism; and various other gaming industry stakeholders.

Behind The Ball: Responsible Gaming

Responsible Gaming TV Commercial

December 1, 2021

NJ Lottery Reminds Players to Gift Responsibly this Holiday Season "Lottery Tickets Aren't Child's Play"

August 31, 2021

New Jersey Lottery Renews Its Commitment to Prevention of Underage Lottery Play

March 2, 2021

New Jersey Lottery and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Raise Public Awareness of Problem Gambling