Monday, December 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM CST
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Bill Johnson 
Illinois Council on Problem Gambling 



Responsible Gifting: Lottery RG Campaigns and Commitment.

 December 12th, 2022 from 1pm - 2:00pm

Free Event for everyone

Lotteries across the United States and Canada, including the Illinois Lottery, have developedstrong Corporate Social Responsibility Programs that include Responsible Gambling initiativesand policies. Among the most important areas are policies and programs around underagegambling. Research shows that early childhood gambling exposure, especially lottery play, canincrease the risk of developing gambling problems later in life. Learn how the expansion of the Gift Responsibly Campaign created by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Center for Youth Gambling Problems High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University nearly 20 years ago, is taking awareness to a higher level. Learn how Lotteries, including the Illinois Lottery, meet stringent criteria to receive certification through the World Lottery Association and the NCPG/North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries(NASPL) Responsible Gambling Verification programs.

Finally, get a premiere peek at the new and improved Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) tool kit with logos and graphics,social media tips, and information about important PGAM events, such as Problem Gambling Screening Day.


  • Participants will receive information on evidence that early childhood gambling exposure can increase risks of developing gambling problems later in life; and the Gift Responsibly Campaign response to that by Lotteries, NCPG, and McGill University.
  • Participants will learn about criteria and process for Lotteries to receive Responsible Gambling Certification through the NASPL/NCPG RG Verification Program and the World Lottery Association – specifically steps to achieve both by the Illinois Lottery.
  • Participants will take away tools and tips to advocate for Responsible Gambling throughthe NCPG Problem Gambling Awareness Month toolkit.


Cait Huble
Director of Communications
National Council on Problem Gambling

Bio: Cait Huble currently serves the Director of Communications for the National Council on Problem Gambling. In this role she is responsible for leading communications strategy, including public awareness and education, mediarelations, and brand partnerships.

Cait has spent the past 14 years in the nonprofit sector with an emphasison communications strategy and planning. Most recently she served as the Executive Director at the Sonoran Arts League, a member-based organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the arts.There, she developed and managed award-winning community relationsand educational outreach programs to bring awareness to the creative sector. Huble holds an MBA from Concordia University, as well as an MA in Executive Leadership and a BS in Management from Arizona State University.

Lindsay Smith
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
Illinois Lottery

Bio: Lindsay Smith is the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Camelot Illinois, the private manager of the Illinois Lottery. She is responsible for implementing and overseeing the Illinois Lottery’s responsible gaming program, including coordinating Illinois’ efforts to achieve Level 4 certification under the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gaming Framework and Sustaining Level Responsible Gaming Verificationrecognition from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries andthe National Council on Problem Gambling. Lindsay has worked in the responsible gaming field for over 6 years. Prior to joining Camelot Illinois, she served as the Michigan Lottery’s Responsible Gaming Manager and led Michigan’s efforts to becomethe first lottery to receive the National Council on Problem Gambling’s InternetCompliance Assessment Program certification. Lindsay holds a bachelor’s and a master’sdegree from Ferris State University and a juris doctor from Michigan State UniversityCollege of Law.