DraftKings penalised for NJ self-exclusion failures

20 June 2019

DraftKings will pay out civil penalties totalling $7,000 to New Jersey’s gaming regulator and return $3,277 to customers after failing to adhere to self-exclusion rules.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has released details of two separate actions against the sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator.

The regulator hit DraftKings with the maximum $5,000 civil penalty for taking wagers from customers who had requested a ‘cooling off’ period be placed on their accounts.

DraftKings discovered an error within its systems in November 2018 whereby the ‘cooling off’ period had been set to zero days. During the month in which the system was not correctly in place, 54 people who were not meant to be able to deposit were able to place bets totalling $28,887. They lost $3,277, which DraftKings will now have to pay back.

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