DraftKings commits $1.5m to US-wide problem gambling initiative
| By Robert Fletcher
DraftKings has announced a new US-wide funding programme to support non-profit organisations and groups delivering support to people suffering with problem gambling and related issues.
Under the State Council Funding Programme, $15,000 will be offered to each state council every year for three years, with a total of $1.58m (£1.12m/€1.39m) to be offered over the course of the initiative.
Funding may be used to strengthen services and programmes for individuals and families, as well as for council staff, with the funds available to use for training, conferences, helplines and general capacity building.
Councils may also use funds to explore the potential for capacity building in neighbouring states without a council presence.
The programme will launch with an initial three-year trial this month.