Stuffing Stockings with Lottery Scratch-offs?

Lottery tickets and scratch-off cards are extra enticing during the holiday season with their special promotions and themes. Plus, they are fun, fast, and frugal stocking stuffers! However, gambling addiction organizations are warning adults about sharing this excitement with children.

"We urge adults not to give lottery tickets and scratch cards to children at any time as it contributes to the normalization of gambling," says Graeme Ramsey of the Problem Gambling Foundation.

He says research shows that the earlier children are exposed to gambling, the more likely they are to develop gambling problems as adults. Not to mention that this innocent practice is illegal.


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