Responsible Gaming in Daily Fantasy Sports | PrizePicks

September 21, 2023
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Responsible Daily Fantasy Sports Gaming

Responsible gaming is a vital aspect of the daily fantasy sports industry. PrizePicks looks at responsible gaming as a shared initiative of the company and our members. We provide members with  tools and opportunities to maximize the playing experience while minimizing the risks associated with problem gaming.

It includes  tools to encourage and facilitate adopting healthy and balanced habits when engaging in DFS activities, while also recognizing the warning signs of problem play. Understanding responsible gaming is crucial for both individuals and the industry as a whole, as it promotes a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone involved.

The Importance of Responsible Gaming

Responsible gaming plays a significant role in safeguarding the DFS experience for individuals. It helps ensure that play remains a form of entertainment rather than a disruptive behavior. By encouraging responsible gaming and providing useful tools, operators can help players maintain control over their play and make informed decisions about when and how much to play. 

This protects their well-being and encourages healthy playing and entertainment for all of our PrizePicks community and members. PrizePicks takes seriously our priority to help ensure player safety through responsible gaming. 

Tips for Gaming Responsibly in Daily Fantasy Sports

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, PrizePicks recommends that members follow these tips for gaming responsibly:

  • Set a budget: Determine how much money you are comfortable spending on DFS and stick to that budget. Avoid chasing losses or increasing your budget once it is depleted.
  • Set time limits: Allocate a specific amount of time for DFS and stick to it. This prevents excessive play and allows you to engage in other activities.
  • Educate yourself: Understand the games you are playing and the rules. This knowledge will help you make informed decisions.
  • Take breaks: Regularly take breaks during your sessions to reassess your emotions and mindset. This helps prevent impulsive decisions and allows you to maintain control over your playing habits.

Most importantly, remember that PrizePicks is working to ensure that all players have the support and resources that they need to minimize any problems that may arise from their play, including:

  • Alerts on entries
  • These alerts notify you if you exceed your set limit for amount played in a day, week, or month.
  • Limits on entries and deposits
  • These self-imposed limits restrict you from playing or depositing more than your set amount for daily, weekly, or monthly periods. They can’t be removed for  90 days. 
  • Timeouts (1-30 days of self-imposed restricted access)
  • Timeouts disable you from depositing funds or placing entries for a time period of your choice. You will, however, still be able to withdraw funds.
  • Self-exclusion
  • This self-imposed feature lasts for 30+ days and blocks you from accessing your account and receiving marketing notifications. Before your self-exclusion goes into effect, you will be able to withdraw your finds.

All Members can find the four tools listed above by clicking the “Responsible Gaming” option in their drop-down menus. Remember, these tools are beneficial for all members, and are not designed just for those who suspect they may have a problem.

These tools encourage prevention of problem gaming and are designed to help minimize the number of issues that arise. 

More information about our support resources and tools can be found here and in our Help Center

PrizePicks offers 24/7 live support to all members so you know we always have you covered!

Setting Daily Fantasy Sports Limits and Sticking to Them

Setting limits is a crucial aspect of responsible gaming. By establishing both financial and time limits, you can safeguard your experience and prevent excessive play. Financial limits involve determining the maximum amount of money you are willing and able to spend. Time limits, on the other hand, refer to the duration of your sessions. It is important to set realistic limits and stick to them to ensure that play remains a form of entertainment and does not become harmful.

Signs of Problem Gaming

It is essential to be aware of the signs of problem play to promote responsible gaming and intervene when necessary. Remember, you are not alone, help and hope exist. Some common signs include:

  • Increasing time and money spent on gaming: When play starts to take up a significant portion of your time and financial resources, it may be a sign of a problem.
  • Neglecting responsibilities: If play begins to interfere with your daily life and responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or personal hygiene, it is a cause for concern.
  • Chasing losses: Continuously trying to recoup losses by playing more can indicate a problem. It is crucial to recognize that play should not be seen as a way to make money but rather as a form of entertainment.
  • Borrowing money to play: If you find yourself borrowing money or taking out loans to fund your playing activities, it is a clear warning sign that your playing habits are becoming problematic.
  • Hiding gaming activities: Feeling the need to hide your playing habits from loved ones or being dishonest about the extent of your play may indicate a problem.

Resources for Responsible Gaming

Fortunately, help exists. There are outside resources available to support responsible gaming. These resources provide valuable information, tools, and support to help individuals maintain control over their playing habits.

Every PrizePicks Member can access the Responsible Gaming portal in the PrizePicks app to access self-help tools and external resources.

The PrizePicks Help Center offers 24/7 member support to ensure we always can protect our members.

The National Council for Problem Gambling (NCPG) can help with many different consumer protection issues such as problem play, and are available to discuss tips to keep it fun and provide basic facts about problem gaming.

NCPG also offers support and counseling referrals that may help you through gaming-related problems. The NCPG has a toll-free confidential helpline that is available 24/7. Contact them by phone or text at 1-800-GAMBLER or chat at

Responsible Gaming & PrizePicks Support

PrizePicks plays an active role in promoting responsible gaming by implementing measures to create a safe environment through collaboration with support organizations. Together, we can ensure that DFS remains an enjoyable and responsible activity for all. 

Responsible gaming is of utmost importance in safeguarding the experience for our PrizePicks members and community. By understanding responsible daily fantasy sports, recognizing signs of problem play, and following the tips and guidelines provided, PrizePicks members can enjoy daily fantasy sports as a form of entertainment while minimizing the risks associated with excessive playing. 

Contact our 24/7 live support team here with any questions or concerns.

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