Future of Channel Islands Lottery Up for Discussion

March 3, 2024 | Lottery News

GUERNSEY, Channel Islands (March 2, 2024) — The role the Channel Islands Lottery plays in the community will be informed by the views of residents, with a survey launched to gauge interest and participation rates in public gambling.

According to the ‘Bailiwick Express‘ it’s being led by the Lottery itself to make decisions on future games, as fears grow across the islands of the impact of gambling on health and social outcomes.

It wants to hear adults’ views on the topic after health reviews, conducted internally and externally, called for a broader assessment in the population.

This could include capping the sales of scratch cards to individuals or removing them from sale in some circumstances.

More evidence is wanted on the types of gambling, how it impacts wellbeing, and what support if any is available for habitual gamblers.

The Lottery is jointly run by both governments in Guernsey and Jersey, who stress gambling responsibly, to raise money for charitable projects through the sale of scratch cards and the Christmas draw.

“We are consulting with addiction service providers and public health authorities in both islands to ensure we maximise this opportunity and help us develop responsible play initiatives and new game proposals that will continue to raise significant money for local causes but in safe and fun ways,” said Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Officer.

The survey is being conducted by Island Global Research and takes around 10 minutes to complete.

It can be completed online, or you can contact Island Global Research on 01481 716227 or email info@islandglobalresearch.com to arrange a phone interview.

SOURCE: Bailiwick Express.

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