DraftKings hires Lori Kalani as Chief Responsible Gaming Officer

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DraftKings has announced the appointment of Lori Kalani as its first Chief Responsible Gaming Officer.

Kalani, who will report to DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, will be tasked with elevating and integrating the company’s player safety and protection activities and initiatives across all facets of DraftKings platforms and player communities. 

“Responsible gaming is one of our top priorities and it is a core part of our mission to build games that our customers can enjoy responsibly,” said Robins. “In this leadership role, Lori will further advance our responsible gaming initiatives and uphold our commitment to setting new industry standards.”

Before joining DraftKings, Kalani was a partner at the Cozen O’Connor law firm and Co-Chaired the State Attorney’s General Practice. 

DraftKings says that her experience in consumer protection law and her working relationship with regulators, attorneys general, and other key stakeholders will allow Kalani to further cultivate DraftKings’ dedication to “best-in-class” consumer safety and protection practices.

“Joining DraftKings represents an exciting opportunity for me to bolster the efforts of the company and look for opportunities to reinforce our responsible gaming initiatives,” added Kalani. “I am eager to partner with colleagues, regulators, industry leaders, and community advocates to further demonstrate DraftKings’ commitment to responsible gaming and promote a healthy gaming environment for all customers.”

DraftKings faces second promo offers lawsuit

DraftKings Sportsbook is facing a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York for its promotional “risk-free” bets.

Plaintiff Samantha Guery says that DraftKings engaged in deceptive, misleading, fraudulent, and unlawful practices by advertising a risk-free wager.

The suit claims that the way DraftKings awards its free bet resulted in compensation that failed to match the amount of money a person had to wager to receive the offer.

The federal lawsuit bears a resemblance to a class action lawsuit filed at the state level in Massachusetts, which claims DraftKings’ $1,000 sign-up bonus in the state was misleading.