Mental Health Management Services

For Your Casino, Lottery & Sportsbook Players

“There is an opportunity to embed mental health treatment services directly into the players gambling journey. Players should be granted an opportunity to have a mental health check up with a licensed professional directly through the casinos online platform.” –Lori Rugle, Clinical Director, Kindbridge

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Meet Kindbridge

We’re building the largest network of mental health treatment providers with a focus on gambling and gaming disorders in the United States.

Our job is to provide a tailored digital patient experience that is fit to deliver top patient care and the highest quality recovery outcomes so that our therapists can focus entirely on their patients.

We are working with several major insurance providers across the US, including Medicare, United Healthcare, and Aetna, to lower barrier access to mental health services for problem gamblers.

Our teletherapy expertise and experience in treating disorders are being used to establish ‘virtual best practice’ to improve treatment efficacy and establish a virtual center of excellence.

Our Therapist Network

We use only licensed therapists to conduct therapy. Our network of therapists reaches across 18 States and is continuously growing with the intent of covering all States by 2023.

All therapists become trained and certified to treat both gambling and internet gaming through IGCCB.

Our list of accepted insurances is also rapidly expanding.

Kindbridge has assembled a team of advisors comprised of some of the most forward-thinking minds when it comes to gambling and gaming addiction.

This team of advisors is helping us create the evidence-based treatment model that will allow for all data collected through the network to be utilized for academic and research purposes.

Dr. Tim Fong

MD, Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry

Dr. Stephanie Diez-Morel

Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, MCAP

Dr. Jeremiah Weinstock

Ph. D., Psychology

Cam Adair

Entrepreneur, Founder, TedX Speaker

Dr. Jay Berk

Ph.D.

Andrew Walsh

MSW, LSW, MRHM

Dr. Lia Nower

JD, PhD

Mental Health Statistics in America

Predicted State of Online Gambling in America

The United States online gambling market is projected to register a CAGR of 15.41% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025)

According to industry insiders, the iGaming market in the U.S. will continue to expand gradually. This year, more states are going to take the steps to legalize online gaming and sports betting. By 2025, as many as 25 or more states may have legalized and launched the activity. – Jerome Garcia, Gambling News

US commercial gaming revenue for the second quarter of 2020 totalled $2.30 billion, a steep 78.8% year-over-year contraction, according to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) new Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker

iGaming gets the attention

“For states, however, the more enticing justification for internet gambling is likely to be the potential boost it could give to struggling state budgets, and the states that have authorized mobile sports betting have shown promising early results. In New Jersey, where sports betting brought in roughly $43 million in tax revenue, mobile betting has accounted for roughly 80% of the total amount wagered in the state. In Indiana, which launched sports betting at the start of 2020, revenue from mobile sports betting was 81.3% of total handle in March, before the pandemic; in July, it rose to 91%, despite all physical casinos reopening in mid-June.

Nationwide, in the few states that offer it, iGaming brought in $402.7 million in gross gaming revenue during the second quarter of 2020, a 253% year-over-year increase and a more productive quarter than national sports betting operations have had to date, according to the American Gaming Association.” –National Conference of State Legislatures Fiscal Brief

Opportunities for Improved Player Mental Health Management

The negative effects that you may be feeling as a result of your recent gambling activity can have a negative impact on your overall wellbeing and mental health. If you would like a free 30-minute mental health assessment with a licensed care provider, click here now.

“There is an opportunity to embed mental health treatment services directly into the players gambling journey. Players should be granted an opportunity to have a mental health check up with a licensed professional directly through the casinos online platform.”

— Dr. Lori Rugle, Clinical Director, Kindbridge

Opportunities for Improved Employee Mental Health Management

Abusive gambling tendencies and addictions can be as much as 10% higher in employees consistently exposed through their work than that of the general population. Kindbridge can easily embed therapeutic services into your current EAP infrastructure to offer your employees direct access to mental health professionals that specialize in gambling and gaming treatments.

Book A Mental Health Check Up Right Away

Therapy may seem daunting, especially if you have never had it before. But Kindbridge’s specialized approach means that you are guided through treatment and recovery from your first contact with us. 

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Offer Kindbridge

After you get in touch, we will book a call to discuss what treatment will be best tailored to you.

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Select Phone or Voice Chat

Our intake specialist will match the right therapist for you, based on your needs and their specialties.

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Select Appointment Time

Begin your therapy sessions, and start your journey to healthier habits and a happier you.

What the player/employee gets in the 30-minute session

A conversation with a licensed professional that will

What additional services can be provided?

 Not every player or employee will require additional mental health services. For those that do, we can offer the following interventions on behalf of the casino operator at no cost.

Speed Program

  • 3 Sessions with a licensed Therapist
  • 30-day action plan development and coaching
  • Fast and focused
  • Light touch

Sprint Program

  • 6 Sessions with a licensed Therapist
  • 30-day action plan development and coaching
  • Plan and implementation
  • Hands on

Spark Program

  • 10 Sessions with a licensed Therapist
  • 45-day action plan development and coaching
  • Deep dive and transformation
  • Involved

All programs are not limited to individuals. The persons partner, spouse, or family member is welcome to attend. These programs are also available for loved ones looking to understand how to approach a situation that may be impacting their life and the life of their loved one.

“The American Gambling Industry, as it experiences this period of de-regulation, expansion, and significant growth, is in a perfect position to help us battle the growing mental health crisis going on across the country. The industry has a huge opportunity to offer better mental health protections to its player base potentially reducing gambling related harms and increasing the general mental health of the country’s citizens”

– Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Impact On Mental Health

By providing players access to licensed mental health professionals you are helping to eliminate all 5 barriers to mental health care.

Financial

Cost of treatment, even for Americans with Health Insurance, can be a limiting factor that leads to inconsistent or inadequate care. In many cases, cost of access will prevent the person from reaching out at all.

Provision

There simply are not enough therapists in the US that are skilled and trained to provide mental health services for those with gambling or gaming problems. The number of service facilities is insufficient.

Awareness

Physical injuries and illnesses are typically obvious. There are usually signs of discomfort. Mental illnesses, however, are often hard to recognize. If a person doesn’t know something is wrong, it’s unlikely they will seek treatment.

Stigma

Multiple studies have found that the stigma associated with mental illness often prevents people from accessing treatment. This is especially true for gamblers and gamers who often led to believe they’re bad with money.

Racial Barriers

A recent study analyzed mental healthcare access in America. It found that white people are the only group in which a majority of people in distress get treatment. Half of ethnic minorities that need treatment never get it.

Virtual Center of Excellence for Gamblers and Gamers

With a small contribution you can help Kindbridge create the world’s first Virtual Center of Excellence for Gamblers and Gamers

Our Objectives:

Our target goal of $2m in contribution from Casino will change the mental health landscape for gamblers and gamers in America significantly.

With your help, we can create the best solution for managing the mental health of the gambling and gaming populations in America.

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