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US sportsbooks join forces to tackle gambling problem

Amid a boom in sports betting in the United States, seven of the largest gambling operators have joined forces to form the Responsible Online Gambling Association (ROGA).

Together, these companies account for more than 85% of the U.S. legal online gambling market and have committed more than $20 million in funding to the association.

New partners include FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Penn Entertainment, Fanatics Betting & Gaming, Hard Rock Digital and bet365. All of this will work together to promote evidence-based responsible gambling best practices and share information to protect customers.

ROGA Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Shatley shared how it will work via a press release: “Many of the largest legal mobile gaming operators in the United States will establish a framework to help develop responsible gaming education and awareness.

“Our members will work together with researchers, experts, regulators and stakeholders to promote responsible online gaming and do their best to support more responsible gaming education and awareness.

“By establishing a clear set of goals, ROGA and our members will work to strengthen consumer protections and help consumers enjoy online gaming entertainment more easily and efficiently using responsible gaming tools.”

Members said an independent certification scheme would be created to assess operators’ efforts. An evaluation of responsible gambling policies and procedures will also be put into action.

A data clearinghouse will also be established to facilitate information sharing to provide consumer protection across the industry.

The United States vigorously develops sports betting and online gambling

The announcement follows a 2018 Supreme Court decision that opened the door for states to legalize sports betting, with online gambling expanding to new states such as North Carolina.

Maryland is expected to be the next U.S. state to legalize online casinos, with the Maryland House of Representatives passing an online gambling authorization bill in March.

The online gambling market revenue is expected to reach US$23.03 billion in 2024, with an annual growth rate of 8.76%.

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