Here’s What FanDuel Is Doing For Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Written By Cole Rush on 03/06/2024
FanDuel recognizes Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

FanDuel Sportsbook is available in Colorado and dozens of other states.

The company is recognizing Problem Gambling Awareness Month in March with a new partnership and also various initiatives to raise awareness of the risks of problem gambling.

FanDuel donates to organizations that help problem gamblers

Colorado has several resources available to those struggling with gambling issues. The state’s responsible gambling services include a 24/7 helpline (800-GAMBLER) and a website outlining all the programs available in Colorado.

To promote responsible gambling, FanDuel is making a $150,000 donation to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). According to the announcement, the donation will “further support the NCPG’s Agility Grants program, which is funded by the NFL via the NFL Foundation.”

Keith Whyte, executive director of the NCPG, said the donation helps the organization fulfill its mission.

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

FanDuel will make another $150,000 donation to the International Center for Responsible Gaming, which supports families impacted by problem gambling.

The donation will enhance research into understanding US gambling behavior, said the center’s president, Arthur Paikowsky.

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

FanDuel partners with Kindbridge Behavioral Health

FanDuel’s major initiative in recognition of Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a new collaboration with Kindbridge Behavioral Health. They will launch 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,” according to FanDuel.

If successful, the program could come to Colorado. In October, Kindbridge teamed up with BetMGM to launch a similar pilot program that connected Colorado bettors to mental health services and problem gambling treatments.

Further, Kindbridge pioneered ground-breaking research last month that showcased the high-risk areas for problem gambling and available treatment opportunities. Rutgers University conducted the study.

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