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Press Release: Responsible Gambling Briefing and Holiday Toy Drive

The Massachusetts Partnership on Responsible Gambling (MPRG) is an alliance of gambling industry leaders, regulators and problem gambling experts committed to responsible gambling practices. The MPRG assists Massachusetts communities and the individuals and families within them, by advocating for and implementing, responsible gaming industry policies and practices; promoting public awareness and encouraging programs for prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery of problem gambling.

MPRG, in coordination with Representative Joseph Wagner, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, proudly presents:

The Holiday Lottery Responsible Gambling Campaign; Legislative Briefing at the State House at 10:00 am on Wednesday December 12, 2018.

The Holiday Lottery Responsible Gambling Campaign aims to raise awareness about the risks of youth gambling and educating adults about the dangers of buying lottery tickets for children or encouraging any form of underage gambling. MPRG is pleased to present a toy drive in conjunction with this campaign. During the briefing, members will discuss their commitments to prevent youth gambling and continued support of responsible and problem gambling services within the Commonwealth.

Who: Massachusetts Partnership on Responsible Gambling

What: A Responsible Gambling Briefing and Holiday Toy Drive

Where: State House, Great Hall of Flags
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02133

When: December 12, 2018

From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Individuals are asked to please bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to local children in need.

***Refreshments will be served***

If you have Questions/Concerns: Please contact or 774-571-9451

If you are concerned about a loved one’s gambling, we understand the problem and we can help. Call our confidential, 24-hour helpline 800-426-1234


The MPRG is affiliated with the Massachusetts Council for Compulsive Gambling which serves as MPRG’s fiduciary agent and convenes and facilitates its meetings. Members of MPRG include: Massachusetts State Lottery, Plainridge Park Casino and Mohegan Sun.

The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health offers programs to prevent problem gambling, connect the public with treatment and intervention services, and offers support for those in recovery. Additionally, it provides is a 24-hour problem gambling support helpline, programs in schools, and numerous other programs across the Commonwealth. The Mass. Council does not take a position in favor or against legalized gambling.


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