FanDuel announces $300K donation for Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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FanDuel has announced that it has donated a total of $300,000 to gambling charities as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM).

It will donate $150,000 to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) to support its Agility Grants Program and another $150,000 to the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG). Additionally, it has partnered with Kindbridge Behavioral Health and joined its pilot program.

“Our team works year-round at FanDuel to equip and support our customers to play responsibly,” said Alison Kutler, FanDuel Sustainability and Responsible Gaming Vice President. “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.”

Agility grant

The NCPG’s Agility Grants program, which is funded by the NFL, provides funding to non-profit organizations across the U.S. for problem gambling prevention in areas that currently have no services to expand existing programming. 

“Investing in prevention is key to mitigating gambling-related harm,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “We appreciate FanDuel’s support of NCPG and their proactive and collaborative approach to providing problem gambling prevention, research and treatment resources.”


According to FanDuel, the ICRG is an organization dedictated to helping individuals and families affected by gambling disorder and preventing the onset of gambling problems. FanDuel’s donation is set to help fund research to understand gambling behaviour in the U.S. and enhance the industry’s tools to identify potential harm, mitigate risk, and improve responsible gambling programs.

Kindbridge Behavioral Health pilot program

As well as financial help, FanDuel has joined forces with Kindbridge Behavioral Health by joining its pilot program which offers support to players who self-exclude from gambling platforms.

Kindbridge is a mental health service provider dedicated to supporting individuals impacted by problem gambling. This collaboration now means that customers of the FanDuel platform in New Jersey and Ohio will now be able to receive a complimentary mental health assessment and gain access to a range of peer support and educational groups.

“We are thrilled to be working with FanDuel to offer vital mental health support for players in need,” added Daniel Umfleet, Kindbridge Behavioral Health CEO. “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.”

FanDuel is not the only operator to partner with Kindbridge. Earlier this week BetMGM announced it would be joining the pilot program which means that it will provide the same support to its customers in Colorado who self-exclude.