FanDuel promotes initiatives for US Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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FanDuel is promoting several initiatives during Problem Gambling Awareness Month in the US to further support responsible gambling.

The operator’s initiatives include: expanding its support of non-profit partnerships, raising awareness through the RG ambassador program, collaborating with league partners on a shared mission and encouraging customer usage of player protection resources.

FanDuel supporting RG non-profits

For expanding support behind non-profit partnerships, FanDuel will donate $100,000 to the National Council on Problem Gambling to further support the NCPG’s Agility Grants program, which offers funding for problem gambling prevention in areas that have no such services.

The operator is also expanding its support of the International Center for Responsible Gaming to fund gambling behaviour research, aimed to enhance the industry’s tools to identify potential harm, mitigate risk, and improve responsible gambling programs.

“FanDuel’s commitment to supporting a spectrum of services from problem gambling prevention to responsible gambling education is a reflection of their dedication to building a safe and sustainable gambling ecosystem,” commented Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director.

“We are excited to continue to partner with FanDuel on our Agility Grants program, the first-ever national grants for problem gambling prevention. Together, we are taking an important step forward in mitigating gambling-related harm.”

Raising awareness

For raising awareness through the RG ambassador program, FanDuel has highlighted its Responsible Gaming College Tour featuring RG ambassador Craig Carton, host of ‘The Carton Show’, which stops at college campuses around the northeast to raise problem gambling awareness.

Carton also takes part in programmes with seven-division boxing champion and fellow RG ambassador Amanda Serrano in multiple initiatives such as sharing video content on social media reminding bettors about setting limits and using the operator’s ‘Play Well’ tools.

“As a FanDuel Responsible Gaming Ambassador, I’m proud to work with the team at FanDuel to promote education around responsible play,” noted Serrano.

“During Problem Gambling Awareness Month, it’s even more important to remind those who choose to wager of the tools and resources available to them to help stay in control of the way they play.”

League partner collaboration

For collaborating with league partners on a shared mission, FanDuel is working with the NBA and the PGA Tour for responsible gambling initiatives.

The operator’s initiatives with league partners include sharing responsible gaming messaging and raising calls to action at NBA arenas across the US, and its Problem Gambling Awareness Month campaign with the PGA Tour across FanDuel TV and social media channels.

“Prioritising responsible gambling efforts has been integral to our relationship with FanDuel from day one,” said Scott Kaufman-Ross, Senior Vice President, Head of Gaming & New Business Ventures, NBA. 

“Responsible gambling is a key pillar of our approach to legal sports betting and we are grateful that FanDuel shares that vision.”

Player protection resources

For encouraging customer usage of player protection resources, FanDuel is promoting awareness and is encouraging its customers to use its ‘Play Well’ responsible gaming tools to manage their play.

Tools included as part of Play Well are: deposit limit, wager limit, maximum wager size limit, time limit, and time out.

As part of Flutter’s Play Well strategy, FanDuel and the group’s other divisions have a goal of 75 per cent of active online customers using one Play Well tool by 2030, and over 50 per cent using a tool by 2026.

Amy Howe, FanDuel Group CEO, stated: “This March marks the 20th anniversary of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and we will once again use this as a moment to demonstrate how FanDuel aims to set the standard for what it means to be a responsible operator. 

“Through collaboration with our valued partners, we can continue to raise Responsible Gaming awareness and encourage our customers to incorporate our Play Well tools into their experience.”