Betting operator DraftKings has announced it is collaborating with responsible gaming non-for-profit BetBlocker to improve awareness of and access to BetBlocker’s software, which is designed to support responsible gaming and safer play.
The partnership will educate and promote the ways in which consumers using BetBlocker can set restrictions on their gaming activities on all their devices free of charge. BetBlocker’s restrictions are available globally for use on gaming sites, whether regulated or not.
“BetBlocker’s contributions to safer play are commendable and DraftKings is pleased to team up with this enterprising and disruptive not-for-profit that is advancing responsible gaming in a comprehensive and consumer-friendly way,” Chrissy Thurmond, DraftKings senior director of responsible gaming, said in a press release. “We share BetBlocker’s vision that technology and innovation are critical to promoting safer play, and we extend a warm welcome to BetBlocker as they build their footprint in North America, following widespread success across the pond.”
BetBlocker allows users to download its software anonymously and without personal data being stored. BetBlocker provides gamblers with a range of restriction lengths to choose from or use of a calendar-blocking functionality, such as blocking gambling on all Saturdays or Sundays.
“BetBlocker is thrilled to have the support of sports betting and gaming industry giant, DraftKings, to extend our software outside of the U.K. and Europe, to players in the United States and Canada,” said Pedro Romero, BetBlocker chief of safer gambling partnerships. “We encourage other operators to follow DraftKings’ example of going above and beyond what is required region by region, to ensure all players have the knowledge and tools to bet responsibly.”