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FanDuel launched a new initiative during Problem Gambling Awareness Month to educate online bettors on betting responsibly. The responsible gaming campaign hopes to broaden the informational reach on FanDuel's platforms to help players identify possible issues with their gambling.
To kick off Problem Gambling Awareness Month, FanDuel donated $100,000 to the NCPG to support their Agility Grants program. By benefitting nonprofit organizations, the program works nationwide to increase awareness of problem gambling and how bettors can set healthy limits for themselves.
For FanDuel, the donation increases the safety and security of their customers, helping them avoid falling into debt with their wagering.
Along with the donation to the NCPG, FanDuel plans to boost its support of the International Center for Responsible Gaming. The ICRG works to understand gambling behavior in the United States further, and the organization's research helps state gaming councils tailor regulations to limit the damage from gambling addiction.
FanDuel's partnership with professional leagues, such as the NBA and PGA Tour, helps the gaming company expand its responsible gaming reach to its digital platforms.
The PGA Tour has introduced integrity programs and responsible gaming awareness since entering its partnership with FanDuel. By maintaining its message over the past five years, the PGA Tour continues to lead professional leagues in problem gambling education.
The NBA stepped up its partnership with FanDuel by placing signs in arenas to promote responsible gambling education. The signage encourages bettors to play within their limits and recognize potential clues to possible addiction.
Since gaming councils are worried about underage gambling, especially on college campuses, FanDuel announced plans to send popular sports radio host Craig Carton on a "Responsible Gaming College Tour."
"March is an important month to highlight advocacy for responsible gaming," Carton said in a release. "Whether it's connecting with young adults about my story on campus or promoting safer play among sports fans on social media, I look forward to continuing to promote a culture of responsible gaming with FanDuel."
FanDuel's relationship with Carton dates back to his release from prison after the radio host was convicted for a multi-million dollar ticket scam. Carton took the proceeds from the fraud and began to gamble, racking up more than $7 million in losses.
After his release during the Covid-19 pandemic, Carton began educating others on the dangers of problem gambling. The radio host's tour will focus on colleges in the northeastern United States, where sports betting has flourished since the Supreme Court decided to legalize wagering in 2018.
FanDuel's Play Well site allows customers to educate themselves on all the responsible gaming measures the company provides to bettors.
The tools include setting deposit and wager limits within a specific period, helping bettors maintain possible losses. The company also created a maximum wager size limit to prevent customers from betting higher than their means. The mobile app also allows players to set a time limit on how long they can stay on the FanDuel app, plus a personal time out that locks the bettor out of the app for a specific time.
FanDuel hopes to increase awareness of the Play Well tools during the month, and their goal looks to have 75 percent of active users participate in at least one tool on the app by 2026.