FanDuel inks partnership with Gamban

FanDuel has become the latest US operator to offer customers access to Gamban’s blocking software.

The US sports betting giant FanDuel has inked a responsible gambling partnership with Gamban.

This comes during Problem Gambling Awareness Month in the US which started earlier this month. 

FanDuel and Gamban team up

The partnership will see FanDuel offer customers that self exclude or identify as having a gambling problem a free subscription to Gamban’s site blocking software.

With the subscription, users will be blocked from accessing all of FanDuel’s gambling products and other real-money gambling sites across 15 different devices.

GamBan’s blocking software will complement FanDuel’s existing responsible gambling tools which include deposit, wagering and time limits. 

Carolyn Renzin, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, FanDuel Group said: “Educating customers about the importance of gambling responsibly and within limits is a business imperative and ethically the right thing to do. 

“We already offer a suite of tools to help customers enjoy sports betting responsibly. Offering Gamban’s software to those customers signaling they need help adds another layer of protection for our customers, our program, and to the industry.”

Jack Symons, founder of Gamban, said: “This is a massive moment for the industry and one we’ve been pushing to achieve since the launch of Gamban. 

“As the largest real money gaming provider in the United States, FanDuel Group is making a statement of intent and throwing down the gauntlet to operators across the industry to offer self-exclusion support for their vulnerable customers.”

Gamban stepping up responsible gambling efforts

Last week, Kindred Group also announced a partnership with Gamban for its Unibet brand in the US. Kindred became the first US sports betting brand to offer Gamban’s blocking software.

In addition to offering its products in the US, Gamban has been working to expand its presence and step up responsible gambling messaging.

Earlier this month, Gamban teamed up with GamCare and Gamstop in the UK to roll out the second phase of its TalkBanStop campaign which aims to help people suffering from gambling-related harms.

In December 2020, Gamban entered its first partnership outside of the UK after teaming up with the Norwegian state-owned operator Norsk Tipping. 

Norsk Tipping players can now use Gamban’s software to block themselves from accessing online gambling sites and apps in the country.

Last year, Gamban also announced it would begin blocking cryptocurrency and stock trading platforms in order to offer a greater level of protection for its consumers.

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