2020

Give the Gift of Prevention: Keep Kids Away from Lottery Play
Sanford, FL: Today, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is joining the National Holiday Lottery Responsible Gambling Campaign to raise awareness about the risks of gifting lottery tickets to minors during the holidays and to encourage parents and others to choose safer gifts.
FCCG Annual Report Reveals Striking Impacts of COVID-19 on Those Suffering from Gambling Addiction
Sanford, FL: Today, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) released its FY 2019-2020 Annual Report of its statewide 24-hour Problem Gambling Confidential and Multilingual HelpLine (888-ADMIT-IT), which revealed important findings, some of which present significant implications.

2019

Lottery Tickets as Holiday Gifts for Minors? Know the Risks!
Today, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) joined forces with the National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University, to urge parents and others to take the time to select meaningful holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for kids, versus buying unsuitable, quick-fix gifts, like lottery scratch off tickets, or other items not intended for children, which have the potential to cause harm.
El Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling Anuncia el Mes de Concientización sobre los Problemas de Juego en Florida
Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) launches on March 1st and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is conducting a statewide campaign, Play it Safe – So the Game Doesn’t Take Control of You, to alert people of all ages, as well as parents, that online video gaming has many of the same characteristics as gambling addiction and deserves widespread attention.

2018

Responsible Gambling During the Holidays: Why Lottery Tickets Make Dangerous Gifts for Minors
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) joins the National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University in raising awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season.
Super Mario™ Slot Machine Toy is Inappropriate in McDonald's® Happy Meals®
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) joins the National Council on Problem Gambling by calling upon Nintendo® of America and McDonald’s® to stop marketing their Slot Machine Super Mario™ toy to children in McDonald’s® Happy Meals®.
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