NCPG Welcomes DraftKings as Platinum Member
Friday, December 6, 2019
Posted by: Grace Maliska
Membership Signals New Era of Partnerships as Sports Gambling Expands
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)–the leading national organization for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction–proudly welcomes DraftKings as a Platinum Member. The partnership will further the development and implementation of responsible gambling practices in legalized sports gambling as it expands across the US.
“I am thrilled that DraftKings, a leader in online gaming and sports betting, has joined NCPG,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG. “This marks a new era in our work to raise awareness about problem gambling and provide resources for responsible gambling. We are excited to work with DraftKings to utilize technology and data to increase our mutual understanding of player behavior and reduce the risks for gambling problems.”
DraftKings’ NCPG Membership supports the wide-ranging problem gambling prevention, treatment, education, and research programs, as well as innovative responsible gambling policies, provided by the National Council on Problem Gambling.
“From the moment someone registers a DraftKings account, our top priority is ensuring every user has an engaging, fun and, most importantly, a safe experience,” said Tim Dent, DraftKings Chief Compliance Officer. “We are proud to partner with a leading responsible gaming organization like the NCPG to ensure our internal efforts are informed by independent experts. DraftKings is committed to being a leader in responsible gaming efforts as we continue to expand our product into new states and more Americans have access to legal, mobile sports betting, and iGaming.”
The partnership helps build upon NCPG efforts, including the Safer Sports Betting Initiative and Internet Responsible Gambling Standards, that assist gambling operators by providing best practice responsible gambling policies and procedures for all online gambling activities, including sports betting. These initiatives, further empowered by the DraftKings partnership, will help reduce the risk of problem gambling and gambling addiction associated with sports betting.
DraftKings is a U.S.-based digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with offerings that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. Founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings’ daily fantasy product is available in 8 countries internationally with 15 distinct sport categories. Launched in 2018, DraftKings Sportsbook offers mobile and retail betting for major national and global sports, and currently operates pursuant to state regulations in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. DraftKings is the Official Daily Fantasy Partner of the NFL and PGA Tour as well as an Authorized Gaming Operator of the MLB and NBA. Headquartered in Boston, DraftKings holds offices across the country including Las Vegas, New Jersey, New York, and San Francisco.