The NHL Alumni Association and BetMGM jointly parent group Entain Foundation US have signed an agreement to support and promote safer gaming efforts.
The agreement, which is for three years, ensures that Entain becomes the official partner responsible gaming of the group. This group was founded in 1999 as a supporter and advocate for former NHL players.
The Entain Foundation, in practical terms, will provide its RG Education to all NHLAA members and make it available through the NHLAA’s health and wellness programs.
The NHLAA is pleased to enter this new partnership with Entain Foundation. Our team shares their vision to promote responsible gaming research, education and tools for sports fans,” said Glenn Healy.
We look forward to using our collective voice, as well as that of the NHL Alumni, who have all paved the path for the game we enjoy today, to promote safe gambling practices to everyone.
The news of the ban on five Detroit Lions players from the NFL for violating the league’s gambling policy comes after the recent news about the relationship between athletes and betting.
The Calvin Ridley incident last year also raised the question of how athletes can be protected from gambling. Ridley admitted to having mental health problems that led him to gamble.
This partnership is a great step forward in offering RG to athletes and having the support of one of the largest global operators.
Entain, the NHLAA and Wager Scorewill collaborate to develop a program of education, following Entain’s collaboration with Wager Wire in Ontario on a pilot gambling affordability program.
“Entain Foundation US supports the NHL Alumni Association, and its members,” said Martin Lycka. He is Senior Vice President of Entain for American Regulatory Affairs, Responsible Gambling and Entain Foundation US Trustee.
This new partnership reflects this importance and will ensure that NHL Alumni and fans can gain access to impactful, educational programs on how to avoid gambling harm. This partnership is a reflection of this and will allow NHL Alumni to gain access to educational programs that can help them avoid gambling harm.