FanDuel to Expand Responsible Gambling Efforts in the US

Published 10:09 am Monday, October 17, 2022

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In conjunction with the Responsible Gaming Education Month by American Gaming Association (AGA), FanDuel Group has unveiled a number of new responsible gambling initiatives.

FanDuels Expands its Responsible Gambling Efforts

As part of the American Gaming Association’s Responsible Gaming Education Month, FanDuel is hosting its first corporate-wide Play Well Day to reveal a number of initiatives about responsible gaming.

Amanda Serrano, a multi-time boxing champion, will serve as the new ambassador for the company and responsible gambling.

FanDuel will also donate $100,000 to the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG), whose work is aimed at researching gambling behavior, identifying possible problem gambling regions, reducing risk, and improving responsible gaming initiatives.

The operator’s global staff will come together for a private event with industry leaders as part of Play Well Day celebrations to talk about how each employee can contribute to fostering a culture that values safer play.

FanDuel’s efforts to encourage responsible gaming continue to impress Arthur Paikowsky, president of the ICRG. He said that the business is doing a great job of spreading the word about safer play. Their contribution to ICRG will help progress crucial research in the upcoming months and years.

Responsible Gaming Activities in the US

There are many organizations that support responsible gaming and help people that are addicted to gambling. There are also many responsible gaming programs by established and new casinos in Garden State.

The biggest organization that promotes responsible gaming is the American Gaming Association (AGA). It conducts and publishes problem gaming research, hosts a toll-free hotline number, and fosters a secure and responsible gaming environment across the nation.

The National Council on Problem Gambling has a ton of tools for families and problem gamblers to connect with therapists. The NCPG provides a private, round-the-clock helpline.

Another important resource for those who are suffering is peer support groups. Every state offers weekly support group sessions, which are offered by both GAM-ANON and Gamblers Anonymous. While GAM-ANON concentrates on the families of the addicted, Gamblers Anonymous offers support to problem gamblers themselves.

If you need to repair your credit score after being addicted to gambling, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling will be of great use.

State of Gambling Addiction in the US

Gambling addiction is defined as problematic gambling behavior that is persistent and recurrent. The worldwide rate of problematic gaming is around 1%.

The US has a 1% problem gambling rate. The three US states with the greatest incidence of gambling addiction are Nevada, South Dakota, and Montana.

Between $40 billion and $53.8 billion is the projected lifetime cost of gambling addiction in the US, while the approximate $5 billion represents the annual total.

According to Georgia State University gambling debt figures, 30% of compulsive gamblers in the US reported debts of between $75,000 and $150,000.

Out of 100 players, every 3rd or 5th, depending on a state, has a gambling addiction.

In America, 6% of college students struggle with problem gaming.