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DraftKings and BetBlocker Join Forces

DraftKings, a sports betting operator, has partnered with BetBlocker, a responsible gaming non-profit organisation, to create more awareness and access to self-exclusion software.

Responsible Gambling Partnership

Customers can use the program to limit their gambling activities all across their devices, and it connects with thousands of gaming platforms in every region, irrespective of whether the websites or their owners are licensed.

DraftK­ing­s’ senior director of responsible gaming Chrissy Thurmond, termed BetBlocker's efforts to safer play "commendable," and that “the company is glad to collaborate with this enthusiastic and innovative not-for-profit that is pushing responsible gaming in a comprehensive and consumer-friendly approach."

“BetBlocker's view is that technology and innovation remain vital in promoting safer play. We warmly welcome BetBlocker as they develop their footprint in North America, following tremendous success across the pond."

No Private Data Collected

According to BetBlocker, the free tool does not collect private data and can be downloaded confidentially. As a result, users can choose the length and extent of their restrictions, from days to a couple of years, and even manage to include calendar-blocking functionality.

"With the backing of sports betting and gaming industry behemoth DraftKings, BetBlocker is pleased to extend our product outside of the UK and Europe to gamers in the United States and Canada," remarked Pedro Romero, chief of safer gambling partnerships at BetBlocker.

"In our efforts to raise awareness of safer play technology, we are appreciative of DraftKings' cooperation and financial support. "We have been impressed with DraftKings' leadership in responsible gaming".

“To guarantee that all players have the knowledge and tools they need to wager safely, we encourage other operators to follow DraftKings' lead and go above and beyond what is required in each country".

DraftKings supports state councils and affiliates of the National Council on Problem Gambling in the United States via its State Council Funding Program. In May, the company launched its sports betting and i-Gaming operations in Ontario.

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