At DraftKings, we believe that life is more fun with skin in the game and we want it to stay that way. That’s the significance of safer play. It’s important to remember that you should only bet what you can afford and always set reasonable limits for yourself. From the second you open your account to the moment you collect your winnings, our number one priority is to make sure you’re playing safely and responsibly.
We provide our players with tools to set budgets, limits, and cool-off periods, and always give you the option to self-exclude. Stay informed and learn the details of the games you’re playing. If, for any reason, you feel like you need help, we strongly encourage you to contact your local responsible gaming organizations.
IT'S MORE FUN WHEN IT'S FOR FUN: THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU’RE GAMBLING:
- Set a realistic budget that you can afford to gamble. Never play beyond your means.
- Set a time limit on your gambling and stick to it.
- Don’t place large bets in the hopes of winning big.
- Don’t try to make money by chasing your losses.
- Gambling should not be viewed as a pathway to financial gains or shortcut to financial success.
- Avoid gambling if you are in recovery from any dependency or are under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
If you feel your gambling is out of control, seek help. Help is available in most states and can be found at the National Council on Problem Gambling
pledge to the public
DraftKings will equip customers with the tools to gamble and play responsibly.
DraftKings will help patrons make informed choices about their gambling by posting information on all our platforms about how to play, establish limits, set cool-off periods and enroll in self-exclusion.
DraftKings will support funding for evidence-based research and evaluation on gambling.
DraftKings will support organizations that advocate and promote programs and services that assist problem gamblers and their families.
Problem gambling / Safer Play Resources
- Problem Gambling FAQ’s
- Screenings Tools
- Self-Help Toolkits: Created by the Cambridge Health Alliance, Division on Addiction
- Your First Step to Change is a collection of self-change toolkits available to the public, free of charge. Many people change their excessive behavior patterns without entering treatment. These toolkits are for individuals who would like help making a change or want information about their own risky behavior. The toolkits help people:
- Gain information about addiction-related problems.
- Help people evaluate their own addiction-related behavior.
- Help to develop change strategies, should they decide that change is the best course.
- The BASIS mission is to minimize the addiction’s harmful effects by providing the general public, treatment providers, policy makers and others with access to addiction research. This is a resource provided by the Cambridge Health Alliance, Division on Addiction.
- Help by State
- Gamblers Anonymous
- BetBlocker is a free tool designed to help customers control their gaming by blocking access to over 18,000 gaming websites.