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FanDuel Partners With Kindbridge Introducing New Responsible Gambling Initiatives

In observance of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, FanDuel initiated a new partnership and program with Kindbridge Behavioral Health.

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In observance of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, FanDuel initiated a new partnership with Kindbridge Behavioral Health to support efforts to prevent and aid recovery from problem gambling.

In a FanDuel Group press release, Vice President of Sustainability and Responsible Gaming Alison Kutler expressed her enthusiasm for offering solutions to gambling problems.

“Our team works year-round at FanDuel to equip and support our customers to play responsibly. As we mark Problem Gambling Awareness Month, I’m excited to work with a growing roster of partners to expand access to problem gambling support resources.”

Self-excluded FanDuel players will have free access to support from Kindbridge

Kindbridge, a mental health service provider, offers support to individuals struggling with gambling addiction. Therefore, in the initial phase of this partnership, it will primarily deliver these services in New Jersey and Ohio. Residents who have self-excluded from gambling on the FanDuel platform in these areas will receive free mental health assessments and can participate in support groups.

The first phase of this initiative intends to assist those facing gambling-related problems by providing quick access to appointments with qualified outpatient treatment physicians using telehealth services. Hence, his project aims to quickly link people in need with specialized care, allowing for flexible scheduling and access to expert aid for gambling-related issues.

Chief Executive Officer of Kindbridge Behavioral Health Daniel Umfleet added:

“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. At the heart of our ethos lies a fervent belief in the power of accessible mental health resources to illuminate paths toward healing and recovery.”

In recent developments, Kindbridge has previously collaborated with gambling operators to provide such services. Just last month, MGM Resorts and BetMGM joined Kindbridge to offer therapy and treatment options to military personnel and their families struggling with problem gambling.

FanDuel makes donations of $300K to nonprofit organizations

FanDuel is extending its efforts beyond the Kindbridge initiative by pledging a donation of $150,000 to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) as a testament to its ongoing dedication to responsible gambling aid. This contribution will support the NCPG Agility Grants program, which is supported by the NFL Foundation.

“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,” Keith Whyte, NCPG executive director, said.

Additionally, a contribution of $150,000 will go to the International Center for Responsible Gambling (ICRG), an organization that helps families dealing with gambling disorders. This donation will support research aimed at better understanding gambling behaviors in the United States.

“FanDuel’s support continues to play a huge role in ICRG’s research and development. We are honored to work with FanDuel as we commit to advocating for the importance of responsible gaming,” Arthur Paikowsky, president of ICRG, stated.

In other news, FanDuel recently partnered with Operation HOPE, a non-profit organization dedicated to financial literacy in Massachusetts. This collaboration, initiated in January, aims to offer complimentary financial counseling services to residents to mitigate irresponsible gambling expenditures.

Starting in mid-March, FanDuel (OTCMKTS: PDYPY) encourages responsible gaming with deposit, wager, and time limits at select retail sites nationwide. Users displaying tool usage will receive a “Play Well” branded gift for playing responsibly. Launching initially will be in Phoenix, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

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Tebearau Egbe has written about gambling for more than four years. She has a Master's degree in philosophy and possesses a unique ability to dissect complex industry developments, distilling them into insightful narratives for readers.

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Tebearau Egbe has written about gambling for more than four years. She has a Master's degree in philosophy and possesses a unique ability to dissect complex industry developments, distilling them into insightful narratives for readers.

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