MLSPA teams up with Entain Foundation and Epic Risk Management

June 28, 2023
Leer en Español

This partnership will ensure MLSPA members will hear directly from reformed problem gamblers and more.

The Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA) has announced a three-year partnership with Entain Foundation US and Epic Risk Management, to provide gambling harm awareness and educational programs to its members.

The Entain Foundation US is Entain’s non-profit subsidiary program, focused on promoting responsible gambling and sports integrity across the US. The program and resources will be made available to all 29 teams – 26 in the US and three in Canada – which will expand to 30 teams for the 2025 season.

The MLSPA is the exclusive collective representative for all players in Major League Soccer. The program will see Epic deliver gambling harm prevention education and awareness workshops, and provide content as well as prevention and advisory resources which will be made available to all MLSPA members.

This partnership will ensure MLSPA members will hear directly from reformed problem gamblers with high-level sports backgrounds, on topics including gambling harm prevention, problem gaming and sports integrity.

Ben McGregor, Director of Sports Partnerships at Epic Risk Management, commented, “We are looking forward to working with the MLSPA and its membership in delivering this national program to provide crucial education, and advice regarding the ever-growing relationship between wagering and professional sports in the US.”

MLSPA COO Dan Jones said, "This partnership with Epic Risk Management and Entain Foundation US will enhance our ability to educate and equip our player pool as the presence and inherent risks of sports betting continue to evolve and permeate players’ lives.

"We look forward to working alongside them to ensure players have access to crucial education, resources and support.”


Product Spotlight


Things get unruly in the company of some fleecy characters in the new Konami Gaming’s new Unwooly Riches slot series.

John Connelly - Interblock preparing to launch online by the end of year

John Connelly, the Global CEO of Interblock, joins the Huddle to talk about:
- The company's conversion to the online space
- The performance of ETGs
- Interblock's new philanthropic efforts
- The trend of companies going private
- And more!

Michael Hershman - Dispelling casino 'myths:' New York needs to lose fear of the unknown

Michael Hershman, CEO of the Soloviev Group, joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to put forward his case that the Freedom Plaza is the way to go for one of New York's casino licences. He fields a variety of questions - not shying away from any of them - on why 'myths' about casinos and a fear of the unknown should be dispelled, as well as acknowledging the strength of rival bids and discussing opposition to the project.

Five years ago, before the mass proliferation of social media we see today – and even before the Covid-19 pandemic – I think you would be hard pressed to find a CEO talking about “Instagrammable moments.” KPIs w...

The Global Gaming Awards: Looking ahead to 2024's ceremonies.
After more than a decade of celebrating gaming's best, Gaming America looks ahead to a bright 2024 for the Global Gaming Awards in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
From the top: The Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
Tribal gaming is a uniquely American institution and all its uncommon attributes were on display this April at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Anaheim, California.
Review: Terre Haute Casino Resort and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Terre Haute Casino Resort vs. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Gaming America's Laura Mack reviews each property.
Eureka Casino interview: CEO Andre Carrier on resort expansion
We spoke with returning guest, CEO Andre Carrier, about Eureka Casino Resort's expansion. He aims to not only change the look and feel of the casino, but to also build residential housing around it.