Major League Baseball doubles down on responsible gambling efforts

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced a new deal with the American Gaming Association (AGA) and its ‘Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly’ message.

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The deal is aimed at educating sports fans about the dangers of gambling, which comes amid more and more states legalising sports betting.

This was highlighted by Kenny Gersh, MLB Executive VP, Business Development, who said at the announcement: “As legalised wagering continues to grow across the country, MLB is committed to ensuring that fans who choose to wager also have the tools and resources necessary to bet responsibly.

“With the expertise and additional resources of the AGA and NCPG, we’ll be able to expand our responsible gaming efforts further, driving new education, awareness and support service initiatives that will help keep sports betting safe, fun and entertaining for all those who participate.”

Meanwhile, AGA Senior Vice President Casey Clark added: “Welcoming Major League Baseball as a Have A Game Plan partner is a milestone for the campaign and responsible gaming efforts nationwide.

“MLB understands that as legal sports betting grows so does our collective commitment to responsibility. This partnership will have a meaningful impact, teaching fans across the country the fundamentals of responsible wagering.”

As well as its new deal with the AGA, the MLB has further expanded its agreement with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), meaning the league now is a platinum member of the inner circle.

Following the news, NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte commented: “We applaud MLB’s ongoing commitment to addressing problem gambling and look forward to their expanded efforts to support responsible gambling education to fans and families across the country."

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