Two New Jersey colleges are among dozen nationwide attending one new responsible gambling program geared towards students.
The Player Education series is a joint initiative of Entain Foundation US and EPIC risk management.
You will be organizing game awareness and training sessions at more than 40 colleges and universities.
Monmouth University and Seton Hall University participate in Garden State Schools.
“We are excited to be working closely with universities across the country on this important education and awareness program,” said John Millington, vice president of US Operations for EPIC Risk Management. “It is a collective responsibility to ensure that potential game damage is minimized and player safety is promoted.”
And companies are investing $ 132 million over five years to address this important problem.
It is fully funded by the Entain Foundation US and is part of a pledge to invest in responsible gambling initiatives.
Operators say that responsible gaming is the key to success
The Entain Foundation US is the non-profit arm of Entain plc, a UK-based online gambling and sports betting company.
Entain owns PartyPoker, one of several bands that work under Borgatas NJ online casino license.
“We know from international experience that the most successful sports betting providers are also the most responsible,” said Martin Lycka, foundation trustee and senior vice president of American regulatory affairs and responsible gaming at Entain. “As legalized sports betting continues to grow in the US, education and responsible gaming are a top priority.”
After research from the National Institutes of Health, nearly 23% of students play weekly or longer. Between 3% and 14% of college-aged players develop a gambling problem.
Internet gaming is taken into account one of the most dangerous forms of gambling because of its anonymity, accessibility and 24 hour availabilityafter the research.
Safe gambling education
AJ SchauflerThe Monmouth Assistant Sports Director for Compliance says gambling awareness is an issue that the school takes “very seriously”.
“These sessions give our students a better understanding of the risks of problem gambling and, in particular, of the close links to violations of the integrity of sports betting,” said Schaufler.
“In addition, they are now more aware of the support mechanisms available to them and have a deeper understanding and knowledge of this growing problem.”
However, this is much bigger than a problem in New Jersey.
Schools in the Central American Conference and Fordham University also take part. Some of the others include:
- Akron University
- Eastern Illinois University
- University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)
- Harvard University,
- University of Ohio
- University of Oregon