N.J. officials concerned about addicted gamblers

Dec 2, 2013 7:03 PM

New Jersey Lottery officials are concerned about adults who buy lottery tickets as gifts for children. They are working with a compulsive gambling group in anticipation of more addicted gamblers.

The law requires the purchaser be at least 18 years of age but there is no law against adults buying tickets for others, children or not.

That has gambling officials concerned they may be setting the groundwork for children to develop gambling problems.

“Parents really can make a difference and reduce the risk of children developing gambling problems,” said an official of the Council on Compulsive Gambling in New Jersey.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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