Nelson Mullins becomes first law firm to join NCPG

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has become the first law firm to join the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

The firm has a Gaming Industry Group (GIG), comprised of nearly 40 attorneys, which represents gaming operators and service providers across the U.S. The GIG also has a subcommittee focused on responsible gambling and led by Senior Associate Joshua Kirschner, who is a former VP of legal affairs at daily fantasy sports giant PrizePicks.

According to the chair of the GIG, Katherine Baker, the partnership will enhance the firm’s ability to “advise on best practices for responsible gaming” and strengthen its “clients’ positions and future outlooks” in the gaming industry.

“Our Gaming Group at Nelson Mullins prides itself on being a market leader across all aspects of gaming,” added Baker. “With the proliferation of gambling across the United States, it is more important than ever to have a seat at the table and connect with other members on the most pressing issues of our day.”

The NCPG and its members provide resources to cultivate awareness surrounding responsible gambling. It estimates that nine million adults in the U.S. suffer from gambling addiction or problems. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Nelson Mullins as a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling,” commented NCPG executive director Keith Whyte. “The inclusion of stakeholders from all sectors of the industry is essential to advancing our collective mission of mitigating gambling-related harm. Their diverse perspectives and collaborative efforts are invaluable as we strive to create a safer gambling environment.”

Tipico Sportsbook makes history

Tipico Sportsbook made history in March when it became the first sportsbook in the U.S. to earn the NCPG’s Internet Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) accreditation in New Jersey and Ohio.

The Malta-based operator earned the accreditation for best practices in consumer protection following the launch of its Fair Play Pledge, a first-of-its-kind initiative that aims to foster a safe and enjoyable betting experience for users while maximizing value.

Tipico received the iCAP accreditation following an arduous approval process that included an evaluation of the company’s government, employee training, customer support initiatives, and research efforts. The accreditation, which runs through March 2026, also included an audit of Tipico’s RG practices by Gambling Integrity.