Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling Receives Responsible Gambling Grants

The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, is pleased to announce that it has received grants from DraftKings, FanDuel, and PlaySugarHouse to help fund its responsible gambling programs.

“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” – Diana Goode, Executive Director, CCPG.

Gambling responsibly means taking steps to reduce risks or harms to yourself that can occur when gambling. It is important to remember that all gambling activities have risk and to enjoy a safer playing experience, a player must be aware of the risks and how they can minimize them.

“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.” – Chrissy Thurmond, Senior Director of Responsible Gaming,DraftKings. 

Using proven strategies when playing like gambling for entertainment only and stopping if it is no longer fun, sticking to a budget and not wagering more than you can afford to lose, setting time limits and taking breaks, and avoiding playing while under the influence or upset can help reduce the risks of a person being impacted by gambling related harms.

“FanDuel is proud to provide funding for the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling to further their responsible gambling programming,” said Adam Warrington, Vice President, Responsible Gaming, FanDuel Group. “Our goal at FanDuel is to set the standard for what it means to be a responsible operator by leading in RG and enabling our customers to enjoy our products, responsibly.”

Last year, the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling launched a statewide marketing campaign focused on responsible gambling: Responsible Play – The CT Way.  The gaming industry, state agencies, and problem gambling treatment and prevention professionals have sought to incorporate its marketing materials using this theme. For more tips on responsible gambling please visit: Responsibleplayct.org.

“At PlaySugarHouse, we work to educate our team members on the importance of responsible gaming to ensure they are equipped to provide the best possible customer service and care via Live Chat, Email and Phone communications. 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.” - Tammi M. Barlow | Director of Corporate Social Responsibility.

If you or someone you know is looking for resources and support for problems relating to gambling, call, or chat with our 24/7 confidential Problem Gambling Helpline at 1(888) 789-7777 or visit www.ccpg.org