Penn National Gaming, the largest regional casino operator in the United States, is the latest gaming operator to join the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Have A Game Plan.® Bet Responsibly public service campaign.
Penn National, which currently offers legal sports betting in 13 states, will promote Have A Game Plan responsible sports betting content on its Barstool Sportsbook digital platforms and social media accounts. The Company will also activate Have A Game Plan in all of Penn National’s brick-and-mortar sportsbook locations.
“Responsible gaming is core to our sports betting operations, and we’re thrilled to extend these efforts through our partnership with the AGA’s Have A Game Plan initiative,” said Jon Kaplowitz, Penn National’s Head of Interactive. “Our customers are sports fans first, and this campaign will allow us to educate everyone, whether they are new to sports betting or seasoned bettors, on how to wager responsibly in a fan-friendly way.”
Launched in late 2019, AGA established Have A Game Plan to teach consumers the fundamentals of responsible sports betting as legal wagering options expand across the U.S. The initiative focuses on four key tenets of responsible gaming: setting a budget and sticking to it, keeping betting social, knowing the odds, and playing with trusted, regulated operators.
“Penn National’s expansive digital and land-based footprint will amplify our Have A Game Plan campaign to consumers across the country,” said AGA Senior Vice President Casey Clark. “We are appreciative of Penn National’s significant commitment to the campaign as we collectively work to ensure every sports bettor is equipped with the knowledge to wager responsibly.”
Penn National joins 20 partners and counting in the AGA’s Have A Game Plan campaign, which spans sports leagues, teams, media companies and other gaming companies. For more information, please visit HaveAGamePlan.org.
Promoting responsible gaming is a core value and commitment for Penn National and its properties across the country. The Company uses a variety of approaches to promote responsible gaming, including but not limited to team member responsible gaming training programs and an “Exclude One, Exclude All” policy, whereby any self-excluded person is banned across all Penn National properties and on its digital platforms. In addition, the Company uses specific responsible gaming social media handles to educate the public on responsible gaming, offers responsible gaming limits in all jurisdictions where Penn National offers online gaming, and maintains ongoing monitoring and reviews to gauge the effectiveness of these programs.