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Islanders Questioned On Changes To CI Lottery

The Channel Islands Lottery has launched a survey to see how islanders feel about gambling and what changes they would like to see in the future.

The Channel Islands Lottery is run by the governments of Guernsey and Jersey, and raises money for local charities and good causes.

With its 50th birthday approaching in 2025, a survey has been launched that could lead to considerable change.

Over 18s are asked if they would like to see the number of tickets an individual can buy be limited, some games to go online, some cash prizes swapped for holidays or cars, or multiple draws each year.

Senior Lottery Officer, Jon Taylor, says these are all just ideas at the moment:

"It really depends on what feedback we get, the evidence that's provided and what government feedback we get from both Guernsey and Jersey."

The survey also asks how much time and money households spend on gambling activities - as this has been identified as a UK Public Health concern.

Mr Taylor says they want the games to be safe and fun:

"We want to ensure that we are running the game in a responsible way, and that we have everyone playing but not spending a significant amount of money on tickets.

Obviously, there are people that have had some challenges and we are completely aware of that, and we want to make sure that the games that are designed in the future address some of those problems."

The survey is online until 17 March.

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