April 23, 2024 3 min read

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DraftKings Designates Lori Kalani as First-Ever Chief Responsible Gaming Officer

According to CEO Robins, Kalani is poised to contribute to DraftKings’ responsibility initiatives

DraftKings has unveiled the appointment of Lori Kalani as its first-ever chief responsible gaming officer. The new role aligns with DraftKings’s core priorities and the operator’s desire to cement responsible gambling as a core tenet of its business.

In the new position, Kalani will respond directly to CEO Jason Robins and will leverage her expertise to underpin the continued elevation and integration of DraftKings’ player safety and protection activities.

As someone with extensive experience in consumer protection, Kalani will bolster DraftKings’ safer gambling initiatives, allowing its compliance team to cultivate best-in-class consumer safety and protection practices.

The new hire boasts proven accomplishments in developing working relationships with regulators, attorney generals and other key shareholders. Before joining DraftKings, Kalani served as partner at the Cozen O’Connor law firm and co-chaired the State Attorneys General practice. She has also worked with a variety of companies across the gaming, social media, telecommunications, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

Kalani, according to DraftKings, has a nuanced understanding of regulatory environments. Her expertise in representing clients in industry-shaping challenges that intersected law, politics, and policy made her the ideal choice for the operator’s first-ever chief responsible gaming officer.

Kalani Is Excited to Underpin DraftKings’ Responsibility Efforts

Kalani commented on her new position, saying that she has long admired DraftKings’ impact as an entertainment giant that brings gaming aficionados together. She also noted that by joining the operator as its chief responsible gaming officer she will have the opportunity to bolster its responsibility efforts.

I am eager to partner with colleagues, regulators, industry leaders, and community advocates to further demonstrate DraftKings’ commitment to responsible gaming and promote a healthy gaming environment for all customers.

Lori Kalani, chief responsible gaming officer, DraftKings

Jason Robins, DraftKings’ chief executive officer and co-founder, welcomed Kalani to the DraftKings family. He said that responsible gambling remains one of his team’s top priorities and a core part of the operator’s mission to build games that customers can enjoy safely.

According to Robins, Kalani is poised to contribute to DraftKings’ responsibility initiatives.

In this leadership role, Lori will further advance our responsible gaming initiatives and uphold our commitment to setting new industry standards.

Jason Robins, co-founder & CEO, DraftKings

For reference, DraftKings’ responsible gaming initiatives utilize tech, employee training, evidence-based research, collaboration with third parties and comprehensive player education to promote safer gambling. Additionally, the company supplies its customers with all the tools they need to manage their play.

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