MLSPA teams up with Entain Foundation and Epic Risk Management

June 28, 2023
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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.”

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