Initial coalition members included Bally’s, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Entain, and MGM Resorts International. The organization was formed in September 2022 and introduced the 12 responsible gaming principles. Its goal is to develop and implement responsible gambling practices and policies that all coalition members can adopt.
Supporting the 12 principles of The Coalition
All members of the RG coalition are expected to adhere to the 12 principles related to responsible gambling, which include promoting awareness and education of problem gambling, providing resources for players to seek help, and implementing strict policies to prevent underage gambling.
The new members pledged to support these principles and work towards promoting responsible gambling practices in the industry.
Danny Crook, Senior Vice President of Operations at Hard Rock Digital and Rachel Kasper, the PointsBet US Senior Vice President of Legal and Compliance, echoed the sentiments to promote and support responsible gaming practices.
Accreditation of Members
In addition to pledging to support the 12 principles of responsible gambling, members are also required to undergo a rigorous accreditation process to ensure they are adhering to industry best practices.
The accreditation process includes an independent evaluation of the member’s responsible gambling practices, policies, and procedures. Members must also submit to ongoing evaluations and audits to maintain their accreditation status.
The Continued Push For Sustainability
The addition of these new members to the coalition highlights the growing trend of the need for sustainability in the gambling industry. As the casino industry continues to expand, there is a growing need to promote responsible gambling practices and protect consumers.
Fanatics is making a concerted effort to improve sustainability and adopt ethical gaming practices. The company’s recent collaboration with the coalition follows Fanatics’ earlier deal with the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) in January.
IBIA is a reputable organization within the global regulated betting industry, and Fanatics’ partnership with them further underscores the company’s commitment to responsible gaming.
Expressing his pride, Anthony D’Angelo, the Senior Manager of Responsible Gaming at Fanatics Betting & Gaming, stated that the company was honoured to be joining the ranks of the coalition.