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DraftKings appoints Thurmond to responsible gaming role


Sports wagering and daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has appointed Christine Thurmond as its new director of responsible gaming.

Reporting to chief compliance officer Tim Dent, Thurmond will oversee the expansion of DraftKings’ responsible gaming framework for its online gaming, sportsbook and fantasy sports products.

Thurmond joins the operator from the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, where she had been serving as a senior business contributor.

Prior to this, she spent almost 20 years working at Harvard Medical School, serving in various leadership positions including on the original team that created the Division on Addiction.

“Our goal in hiring a director of responsible gaming was to find an established expert with a deep knowledge of the issues and a track record of pushing our industry forward and that’s Chrissy,” Dent said.

“We are committed to being a leader in responsible gaming and, given our foundation as a tech company, we think Chrissy can help DraftKings take an innovative approach to this critical issue.”The appointment comes after DraftKings recently revealed that it was to become a platinum member of the National Council on Problem Gambling in the US. The operator is also a member of the American Gaming Association and the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association.