Fanduel launches new safer gambling initiative
In its next step to lead industry-wide comprehensive responsible gaming efforts, FanDuel Group announced today that it has named acclaimed sports radio and television personality and problem gambling advocate Craig Carton as its first national responsible gaming ambassador.
Carton, who currently co-hosts sports talk show “Carton & Roberts” on WFAN 101.9 FM / 660 AM (WFAN-FM/AM) in New York will immediately join FanDuel’s efforts to promote safer gaming behaviors.
His involvement will be focused in three critical areas including: advocacy, prevention awareness and content development focused on the importance of wagering within limits.
“My story and personal history with gambling has been well documented,” said Carton. “More than ever, I want to use my experience and platform to shine a meaningful spotlight on the issue of problem gambling. It was important to me that I find a real partnership with a company that shared my passion for this issue. It became clear FanDuel shared the same goals and was comfortable working transparently with me for the sole purpose of protecting people.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Craig to place even more emphasis on responsible gaming behaviors,” said Mike Raffensperger, Chief Marketing Officer, FanDuel Group. “Everyone at FanDuel understands the importance of protecting our customers who are also our family, friends, neighbors and community members. Craig’s powerful personal story will help fuel our mission of making sure no bet placed results in hurting a loved one.”