Play Responsibly

Play Responsibly

Gift Responsibly

Lottery tickets are cool gifts for everyone on your list - if they are 18 years of age or older. Studies show: The earlier a person begins to gamble, the more likely they are to develop a gambling problem later in life. Please gift responsibly during the holidays.

Graphic depicting a small risk as giving kids sugar before bed and a big risk as giving kids lottery tickets

How to Get Help

Voluntary Self-Exclusion

Self-Exclude from All Gaming Opportunities

Individuals who recognize they may have a gambling problem may self-exclude from all gaming opportunities available in New York State.

Commitment to Responsible Gaming

New York State promotes responsible gaming practices across all forms of legal gambling, whether it be casino gaming, the lottery, horse racing or bingo.

The New York State Gaming Commission, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and the New York Council on Problem Gambling formed the Responsible Play Partnership to coordinate and raise awareness of problem gambling treatment services.

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Responsible Play Partnership

What We Do

Bring all stakeholders together to address problem gambling, including bridging the gap between gaming facility operators and problem gambling treatment providers.
Work to ensure that all gaming entities in the state comply with all rules and regulations and provide access to help for individuals who need it.
Highlight the treatment and service options available across New York State.

Responsible Play Partnership


To raise awareness of problem gambling and promote responsible gaming practices, the Responsible Play Partnership has collaborated on multiple advertising and PSA campaigns.