Fantasy sports company Underdog adds Doura-Schawohl as responsible gaming consultant

September 29, 2022 1:32 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
September 29, 2022 1:32 PM

Fantasy sports company Underdog Thursday announced that responsible gaming expert Brianne Doura-Schawohl has joined the company as a consultant.

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Doura-Schawohl will guide responsible gaming core concepts for Underdog, including developing  internal policies, creating and executing strategic plans to increase understanding of problem gambling, and making introductions to key stakeholders in states to ensure the brand is represented as a committed partner in responsible gaming efforts.

“A guiding principle of Underdog is to deliver the necessary resources and guidance to our community to ensure a responsible fantasy sports experience,” said Underdog President and Chairman Jeremy Levine in a statement. “Collaborating with a well-respected industry leader of Brianne’s standing will strengthen our efforts as we accelerate our future roadmap.”

Prior to launching Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC January 2022, she served as EPIC Risk Management Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development, and as legislative director for the National Council on Problem Gambling. Named a Top 100 lobbyists in 2021 by the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics, Doura-Schawohl currently sits on the board of directors for Kindbridge Behavioral Health and holds a leadership role on the NILE Next Gen Executives committee.

“I’m thrilled to be working with the incredible team at Underdog as we reimagine the fantasy sports experience,” said Doura-Schawohl. “With the company’s rapid growth and as it expands its offerings to new customers, it is critical that we uphold the highest degree of integrity while delivering users with a safe and reliable platform.”