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Intercontinental collaboration between DraftKings and BetBlocker announced

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The two companies will partner to expand awareness and allow access to safer play technology.

BetBlocker is a responsible gaming and safer play not-for-profit charity that has now partnered with DraftKings to advance awareness of, and access to, BetBlocker’s acclaimed software. 

Consumers that use BetBlocker can set restrictions on gaming activities across all devices at no cost, these restrictions apply to thousands of gaming sites, whether regulated or not. Now, BetBlocker will be available on DraftKings.

DraftKings' Senior Director of Responsible Gaming Chrissy Thurmond said: "BetBlocker’s contributions to safer play are commendable and DraftKings is pleased to team up with this enterprising and disruptive not-for-profit that is advancing responsible gaming in a comprehensive and consumer-friendly way."

Thurmond continued: "We share BetBlocker’s vision that technology and innovation are critical to promoting safer play, and we extend a warm welcome to BetBlocker as they build their footprint in North America, following widespread success across the pond."

BetBlocker was originally developed in the United Kingdom and is the only no-cost tool enabling individuals to set restrictions on their play on all of their personal devices. Consumers can set how long they'd like to be placed on restriction, which can range from 1-5 days, 1-3 weeks, 1-6 months, or 1-5 years. 

Chief of Safer Gambling Partnerships for BetBlocker, Pedro Romero, said: "BetBlocker is thrilled to have the support of sports betting and gaming industry giant, DraftKings, to extend our software outside of the U.K. and Europe, to players in the United State and Canada."

The partnership with BetBlocker adds to DraftKings' corporate social responsibility program. The company works responsible gaming into its marketing strategy and provides users with education and resources as well. 

Romero added: "We’ve been impressed with DraftKings’ leadership in responsible gaming and we are grateful for their collaboration and financial support as we look to expand awareness of safer play technology. We encourage other operators to follow DraftKings’ example of going above and beyond what is required region by region, to ensure all players have the knowledge and tools to bet responsibly."

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