Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling announces new industry support

Sports betting went live in Connecticut in October.
Sports betting went live in Connecticut in October.

DraftKings, FanDuel, and PlaySugarHouse have provided funding.

US.- The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) has announced that it has received funding from DraftKings, FanDuel, and PlaySugarHouse for its responsible gambling programmes. The CCPG aims to protect at-risk and vulnerable customers and their families.

Sports betting in Connecticut went live in October. The Mohegan tribe partnered with FanDuel, the Mashantucket Pequot with DraftKings and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation with Rush Street Interactive.

Diana Goode, executive director of CCPG, said: “Responsible gambling initiatives are vital to helping protect people who choose to play. We appreciate the support of DraftKings, FanDuel, and PlaySugarHouse in funding these important programs”.

Last year, the CCPG launched a marketing campaign focused on responsible gambling. It promotes gambling for entertainment only and stopping when it is no longer fun, sticking to a budget, and setting time limits to help reduce the risks of gambling-related harms.

Chrissy Thurmond, senior director of responsible gaming at DraftKings, said: “The CCPG is a terrific advocate for individuals and families in the state, and DraftKings is proud to lend its support to their work. DraftKings strives to create an industry-leading responsible gaming program focused on stakeholder collaboration, including the DraftKings State Council Funding Program, as well as consumer education in safe play and marketing of the responsible gaming tools available to consumers.”  

Adam Warrington, vice president, responsible gaming at FanDuel Group, commented: “FanDuel is proud to provide funding for the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling to further their responsible gambling programming.”

Tammi M. Barlow, director of corporate social responsibility, said: “As a partner to the Connecticut Lottery, we both share common values and prioritize the protection of those who are vulnerable to gambling problems and others who may be impacted by their behavior. We will continue to provide our players with user-friendly tools and resources to bet responsibly.”

Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut to help fund Yale University problem gambling programme

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has partnered with Yale University to fund a new initiative aimed at combating problem gambling. This announcement comes seven months after sports betting went live in Connecticut amid reports that calls about problem gaming have risen sharply.

As part of the collaboration, the Mohegan Tribe will fund research at Yale University aimed at creating a cognitive behavioural therapy programme. Led by the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, that will aim to would expand treatment options for those with a gambling addiction.

See also: Problem gaming calls in Connecticut up 203% after legalisation of sports betting

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