DraftKings appoints Lori Kalani as first Chief Responsible Gaming Officer

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DraftKings has appointed Lori Kalani as the company’s first Chief Responsible Gaming Officer.

Reporting to CEO Jason Robins, Kalani will be responsible for the “continued elevation and integration of the company’s player safety and protection activities and initiatives across all facets of its platforms and player communities”.

Kalani’s experience includes consumer protection law as well as working closely with regulators, attorney generals and other key stakeholders. She will work alongside DraftKings’ compliance team to further develop the company’s consumer safety and protection practices.

Commenting on her new role, Kalani said: “I have long admired DraftKings’ impact as an entertainment and engagement platform that brings a community of gaming enthusiasts together.

“Joining DraftKings represents an exciting opportunity for me to bolster the efforts of the company and look for opportunities to reinforce our responsible gaming initiatives. I am eager to partner with colleagues, regulators, industry leaders, and community advocates to further demonstrate DraftKings’ commitment to responsible gaming and promote a healthy gaming environment for all customers.”

With a background in gaming, social media, telecommunications, hospitality and healthcare, Kalani was previously a partner at the Cozen O’Connor law firm, where she was Co-Chair of the State Attorney’s General practice. 

DraftKings stated that Kalani’s “nuanced understanding of regulatory environments and her expertise in representing clients in industry-shaping challenges that intersected law, politics, and policy make her the ideal leader” to advance the company’s responsible gaming initiatives.

Robins added: “Responsible gaming is one of our top priorities and it is a core part of our mission to build games that our customers can enjoy responsibly. In this leadership role, Lori will further advance our responsible gaming initiatives and uphold our commitment to setting new industry standards.”