To highlight the mental health impact that legal sports betting can have on athletes, Sportradar has created an Athlete Wellbeing program that features an educational video on the subject.
The educational video is available to its Integrity Services league and governing body partners. The video itself is a documentary-style video that reflects the company's commitment to providing solutions while supporting stakeholders within the sports betting industry.
The program is designed to provide resources and support to assist partners in educating its athletes about the harm associated with sports betting.
Participating leagues and governing bodies that access the program will have access to resources that can help the athletes understand the impact of sports betting and how to identify problem gambling signs.
The Athlete Wellbeing program has partners that are experts in the areas of mental health and responsible gambling. The video available features former professional soccer player and two-time gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley Snow, professional baseball player Garrett Whitlock and current college basketball player Connor McCaffery.
Each of the athletes in the video shares their stories and perspectives on the topic, providing more insight to those watching.
Recently, Sportradar was awarded a sports gaming supplier license in Ohio. Now holding a total of 41 licenses in the US and Canada, the company will be able to provide partners in Ohio with the new program.
In November, the company announced a partnership with Baseball Australia to provide the baseball league with a new streaming platform. Sportradar was also chosen as the Australian Baseball League's official integrity partner.
Legal sports betting doesn't officially begin in Ohio until January 1, 2023.