American Gambling Awards Finalists: Responsible Gaming Award
The American Gambling Awards celebrate the outstanding work of the companies, organizations, executives and influencers working to responsibly grow the regulated online American casino and sports betting markets.
Leading up to the awards ceremony in November, Gambling.com is profiling the finalists.
Here are the finalists for Responsible Gaming Award.
Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to responsible gaming is, as they put it, “simple and unequivocal.”
The Nevada-based company's goal is that it “wants everyone who visits and gambles at our gaming facilities and online to do so for the right reasons – to simply have fun. We do not want people who can’t gamble responsibly to play at our facilities or utilize online gambling products.”
Caesars Entertainment’s standards include providing team members with knowledge to recognize problematic gaming behaviors. It also is a leader responsible gaming-specific technology.
Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
Online sports betting and gambling went live in Connecticut in October 2021, and the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling has served as a resource to players in the state.
On its website alone, users can access a helpline, financial resources and resources in other languages besides English.
Also available are tips, self-exclusion information, how-to-delete apps and more.
Entain Foundation U.S.
Entain, formerly known as GVC Holdings, has the Entain Foundation U.S.
This foundation advocates for responsible gaming, sports integrity, gambling regulation research, education and treatment, as well as other areas such as mental health awareness.
In a partnership with the Harvard Medical School Faculty at the Division of Addiction, the Entain Foundation U.S. plans to invest $5 million in these important efforts over the next five years.
Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health
Online sports betting launched in Massachusetts in March 2023, and the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health has been a resource for players to contact if they’re experiencing problematic gambling habits.
On the council’s website, users can explore various resources and seek assistance via live chat.
The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health has secured more than $30 million in gambling resources and serves as a consultant to 37 states, offering players health education 24/7.
Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
Going live on New Year's Day in 2023, the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio has a mission to provide leadership and innovation to enhance problem gambling services in the state through “collaboration, advocacy and support.”
Users can attend trainings through the network, accessing resources to help loved ones and utilizing treatment professionals.
Today, the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio has trained 252 people, answered 303 transfers and has 119 members.
Partnering with sports leagues and collegiate conferences, U.S. Integrity aims to ensure that every sporting event is fair and transparent.
Services include integrity monitoring, fraud prevention, education and consulting assistance.
U.S. Integrity works with collegiate teams such as Kansas State, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh and with college athletic conferences like the SEC, Pac-12 and Big Sky. U.S. Integrity also assists sportsbooks such BetMGM, Betfred and Hard Rock.
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