It’s problem gambling awareness month in the USA, and operators, commissions, and NGOs have been coming together to raise awareness within the US industry. Last week we introduced Conscious Gaming’s New Bettor Safe Campaign, and this week FanDuel has partnered with the AGA, while BetMGM launches its responsible gambling education series. And in other top news for NJ and PA players, FanDuel and Boyd Gaming have announced the launch of two new Stardust Casinos next month, one in each state!

Casino News and Analysis

AGA Recruits FanDuel For New Safe Betting Campaign

Flutter Entertainment (FanDuel) has become the first US sportsbook and casino to sign up for the American Gaming Association's new responsible gambling campaign, “Have A Game Plan, Bet Responsibly.” Under the partnership, FanDuel commits to a multi-million dollar advertising drive to raise awareness of responsible gambling across all its products.

FanDuel and Boyd Gaming Announce Two New Online Casinos

FanDuel is making double headlines this week, announcing two new Stardust branded casinos, one in New Jersey, the other in Pennsylvania, in partnership with Boyd Gaming. The casinos are set to launch next month, pending final licensing approval.

Stardust Casino was once one of the most popular establishments on the Vegas strip, but the brand closed its doors over a decade ago. This exciting revival delivers a new casino option for NJ and PA players and offers slots, tables, video poker, live dealers, and Boyd’s B Connected Loyalty Club.

MGM Resorts and BetMGM Launch Responsible Gambling Series

Continuing this month’s trend of responsible gambling awareness, MGM Resorts has made an ongoing commitment to raising awareness within the industry and providing extra training to its staff.

Richard Taylor, BetMGM’s responsible gambling manager, said, “We’re committed to providing BetMGM employees with the responsible gambling tools, information, and empowerment they need to ensure the highest level of customer service and care possible. Throughout the month they’ll hear from experts about the nature of problem gambling, the importance of research and policy, and the role they can play in preventing problem gambling. We’re pleased to collaborate on this critical initiative.”

If you’re not up to date on the ins and outs of responsible gambling and the tools available to you as a player, then head to your casino of choice and start exploring. It is a licensing condition for casinos to educate players regarding responsible behaviors, the dangers of online gambling, and how to get help/use casino tools (like budgets, bet limits, and time outs), hence each casino has an onsite responsible gambling section.

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