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2013-12-16 23:00:37

As the country approaches another lottery jackpot exceeding $600 million, the National Council on Problem Gambling urges consumers to protect themselves and their children from excessive gambling and for lotteries to provide player education. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling states, “High lottery jackpots and holiday promotions are an opportunity to provide responsible gaming messages designed to help...

2013-12-11 23:22:13

The National Council on Problem Gambling and McGill University team up with lotteries around the world to discourage giving lottery products to underage children. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 This year marks the sixth year that the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University have partnered with dozens of lottery corporations around the globe to increase public awareness about...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'