DraftKings: we share BetBlocker’s vision … to promoting safer play

BetBlocker and DraftKings have united in what is lauded as a “first for the gaming industry globally” to advance awareness of, and access to, the former’s software.

This will see consumers of the not-for-profit charity be able to set restrictions on gaming activities across all of their devices at no cost, which will apply across thousands of sites, regulated or not, anywhere in the world.

“BetBlocker’s contributions to safer play are commendable and DraftKings is pleased to team up with this enterprising and disruptive not-for-profit that is advancing responsible gaming in a comprehensive and consumer friendly way,” noted Chrissy Thurmond, Senior Director of Responsible Gaming at DraftKings. 

“We share BetBlocker’s vision that technology and innovation are critical to promoting safer play, and we extend a warm welcome to BetBlocker as they build their footprint in North America, following widespread success across the pond.”

BetBlocker technology allows users to download the software anonymously without having any of their personal data stored. Consumers are empowered to use the software to manage how long or in what capacity they choose to play, including choosing a range of restriction lengths (1-5 days, 1-3 weeks, 1-6 months, 1-5 years) or using the calendar blocking functionality.

“BetBlocker is thrilled to have the support of sports betting and gaming industry giant, DraftKings, to extend our software outside of the UK and Europe, to players in the United States and Canada,” commented Pedro Romero, Chief of Safer Gambling Partnerships of BetBlocker. 

“We’ve been impressed with DraftKings’ leadership in responsible gaming and we are grateful for their collaboration and financial support as we look to expand awareness of safer play technology. 

“We encourage other operators to follow DraftKings’ example of going above and beyond what is required region by region, to ensure all players have the knowledge and tools to bet responsibly.”