The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has welcomed DraftKings as a Platinum Member in a partnership that is expected to further the development and implementation of responsible gambling practices in legalized sports gambling as it expands across the US.

The firm’s 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.

“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.”

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.

“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, the company’s 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.”