FanDuel has deepened its focus on social responsibility through a series of initiatives.

In conjunction with Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the group will focus on financial support and raising awareness of the importance of responsible play.

Strengthening the focus further, FanDuel also confirmed it is uniting with Kindbridge Behavioral Health (Kindbridge), a mental health service provider dedicated to supporting individuals facing challenges related to problem gambling. 

The initial phase of the relationship will focus on a pilot program in New Jersey and Ohio that supports self-excluded players with direct access to comprehensive mental health assessments and group support services.

Alison Kutler, Vice President, Sustainability and Responsible Gaming for FanDuel, commented: “Our team works year-round at FanDuel to equip and support our customers to play responsibly. 

“As we mark Problem GamblingAwareness Month, I’m excited to work with a growing roster of partners to expand access to problem gambling support resources.”

Daniel Umfleet, CEO of Kindbridge Behavioral Health, added on the initiative: “We are thrilled to be working with FanDuel to offer vital mental health support for players in need. 

“This collaboration is deeply resonant, extending a compassionate hand to those navigating the complex terrain of problem gambling. At the heart of our ethos lies a fervent belief in the power of accessible mental health resources to illuminate paths toward healing and recovery.”

FanDuel will also donate $150,000 to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) that will further support the NCPG’s Agility Grants program, which is funded by the NFL via the NFL Foundation. 

This program provides funding to non-profit organisations across the country for problem gambling prevention in areas that currently have no services or to expand existing programming.

“Investing in prevention is key to mitigating gambling-related harm,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “We appreciate FanDuel’s support of NCPG and their proactive and collaborative approach to providing problem gambling prevention, research and treatment resources.”

“FanDuel’s support continues to play a huge role in ICRG’s research and development,” stated Arthur Paikowsky, President of ICRG. “We are honoured to work with FanDuel as we commit to advocating for the importance of responsible gaming.”