10/7/09 – The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation came under fire from anti-gambling groups this week over an advertising campaign profiling young Canadian athletes who have been supported by funding from the lottery.
The Canadian Press reports that members of the GameOverVLTs anti-gambling group claimed that the NSGC had violated its own advertising standards with its ‘Support 4 Sport' campaign.
GameOverVLTs director Terry Fulmer alleged that Nova Scotia Gaming "….is using underage and youth athletes to promote gambling."
The gaming corporation has been running a series of television commercials profiling young Nova Scotia athletes who have received funds for training from gaming revenues.