Gift Responsibly Campaign

24/7, Confidential, and Multilingual Problem Gambling HelpLine: 888-ADMIT-IT

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This holiday season, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is advocating for a thoughtful approach to gifting—one that spreads joy without inadvertently increasing problem gambling risk in children. Join us in the Gift Responsibly Campaign, promoting responsible gifting habits and staying informed about the gifts you give to youth.

The Gift Responsibly Campaign strongly urges parents, family members, and caregivers to leave lottery tickets off children’s gift lists, and help to raise awareness to the dangers of youth gambling. Learn why and see alarming statistics about underage gambling by downloading our FREE Responsible Gifting Guide below!

FCCG encourages everyone to embrace the spirit of responsible gifting by choosing presents that promote positive experiences and well-being. Join our Gift Responsibly Campaign movement to ensure that every gift reflects care and consideration. Together, we can make this holiday season a time of joy and responsible choices for all. Help spread the word by sharing this page and our Responsible Gifting Guide on social media with hashtag #GiftResponsibly!

If you are concerned about your own, your child’s, or another loved one’s gambling or risk for problem gambling, confidential and multilingual help, hope, and information are available 24/7 by calling or texting the only problem gambling HelpLine in Florida: 888-ADMIT-IT. The HelpLine may also be reached through live chat on the FCCG’s website at gamblinghelp.org, by email (fccg@gamblinghelp.org) or by connecting with the FCCG on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Florida prevalence research revealed 18.5% of adolescents ages 13-17 reported purchasing lottery tickets in their lifetime and 12.5% within the past year.

Lifetime participation in gambling was almost 70% among Florida residents, ages 13 to 17.

Over 40% reported gambling in the past year and 11.5% identified as weekly gamblers.

Adolescent problem gamblers also had much higher rates of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use.

1. Shapira, N. A., Ferguson, M. A., Frost-Pineda, K., & Gold, M. S. (2002). Gambling and Problem Gambling Prevalence among Adolescents in Florida.

Questions or concerns? Call or text 888-ADMIT-IT today.

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