DraftKings has been recognised by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) as a Platinum Partner in a collaboration that is intended to further develop and implement responsible betting strategies in regulated sports gambling as it spreads across the US.
The company’s NCPG membership supports the comprehensive gambling epidemic prevention, rehabilitation, education and research programmes as well as groundbreaking responsible gambling strategies supported by the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG said he was thrilled that DraftKings had joined NCPG. “This marks a new era in our work to raise awareness about problem gambling and provide resources for responsible gambling. We are excited to work with DraftKings to utilise technology and data to increase our mutual understanding of player behaviour and reduce the risks for gambling problems,” he said.
The collaboration helps build on NCPG initiatives, including the Safer Sports Betting Initiative and Internet Responsible Gaming Guidelines, to help gaming operators implement responsible gambling best practises policies and procedures for all online gambling operations, including sports betting. Both programmes, further strengthened by the DraftKings partnership, would help to reduce the risk of sports betting-related problem gambling and gambling addiction.
“From the moment someone registers a DraftKings account, our top priority is ensuring every user has an engaging, fun and, most importantly, a safe experience,” said Tim Dent, the company’s Chief Compliance Officer.
“We are proud to partner with a leading responsible gaming organisation like the NCPG to ensure our internal efforts are informed by independent experts. DraftKings is committed to being a leader in responsible gaming efforts as we continue to expand our product into new states and more Americans have access to legal, mobile sports betting, and igaming.”
— NCPG (@NCPGambling) December 6, 2019