FanDuel launches Problem Gambling Awareness Month initiatives

March 6, 2024
Leer en Español

The initiative includes a collaboration with mental health service provider Kindbridge

FanDuel has introduced a new set of problem gaming awareness initiatives and financial support options as part of March’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This year's event is being led by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), with the theme of ‘every story matters' at the center.  

FanDuel’s offering to PGAM will include a problem gambling mental health service which is set to be trialed in New Jersey and Ohio, designed to support self-excluded players with resources including complimentary mental health assessments and tools to book immediate appointments with problem gambling treatment providers. 

These services have been made in collaboration with mental health service provider Kindbridge Behavioral Health. On the collaboration, Kindbridge CEO Daniel Umfleet said, "We are thrilled to be working with FanDuel to offer vital mental health support for players in need. This collaboration is deeply resonant, extending a compassionate hand to those navigating the complex terrain of problem gambling.”  

Alongside these services, FanDuel is also set to donate $150,000 to the NCPG to support its Agility Grants program, which is in part funded by the NFL and last October saw five non-profit organizations receive combined grants of $176,000. FanDuel will also donate $150,000 to the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG), which will help fund research into gambling behavior in the US and how to improve responsible gaming programs.  

On the donation, NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte said, "Investing in prevention is key to mitigating gambling-related harm. We appreciate FanDuel's support of NCPG and their proactive and collaborative approach to providing problem gambling prevention, research and treatment resources." 

FanDuel is also set to provide rewards to players using responsible gambling tools such as deposit and wager limits in select retail locations.  

FanDuel is not the only company creating new resources for PGAM. Already backed by bodies in Pennsylvania such as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and being pursued by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), companies like Sporttrade have made collaborations to improve and diversify their responsible gaming offerings as part of PGAM initiatives. 


Product Spotlight

Bragg Gaming Group

Bragg Gaming Group is a global content-driven iGaming technology provider, serving online and land-based gaming operators with its proprietary and exclusive content and cutting-edge technology.

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.