DraftKings enhances responsible gaming approach with BetBlocker

DraftKings has enhanced its responsible gaming approach through a partnership with BetBlocker, a responsible gaming and safer play not-for-profit charity.
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DraftKings has enhanced its approach to responsible gaming through a partnership with BetBlocker, a responsible gaming and safer play not-for-profit charity. 

The collaboration’s goal is to advance awareness and access to BetBlocker’s software, which allows users to ‘set restrictions on their gaming activities across all of their devices at no cost to them’ across thousands of global gaming sites, whether they’re regulated or not.

“BetBlocker’s contributions to safer play are commendable and DraftKings is pleased to team up with this enterprising and disruptive not-for-profit that is advancing responsible gaming in a comprehensive and consumer-friendly way,” commented Chrissy Thurmond, Senior Director of Responsible Gaming at DraftKings.

“We share BetBlocker’s vision that technology and innovation are critical to promoting safer play, and we extend a warm welcome to BetBlocker as they build their footprint in North America, following widespread success across the pond.”

Users can download BetBlocker software anonymously without having any of their data stored. The charity’s technology can be used to manage how long or in what capacity they choose to play, including choosing a range of restriction lengths or using the calendar blocking functionality.

Pedro Romero, Chief of Safer Gambling Partnerships at BetBlocker, added: “BetBlocker is thrilled to have the support of sports betting and gaming industry giant, DraftKings, to extend our software outside of the UK and Europe, to players in the United States and Canada.

“We’ve been impressed with DraftKings’ leadership in responsible gaming and we are grateful for their collaboration and financial support as we look to expand awareness of safer play technology.

“We encourage other operators to follow DraftKings’ example of going above and beyond what is required region by region, to ensure all players have the knowledge and tools to bet responsibly.”