$194,381 contribution to Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling part of Maverick Gaming’s commitment to Responsible Gambling
WASHINGTON – Maverick Gaming™ is proud to announce a contribution of $194,381 to the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling as part of its commitment to supporting responsible gambling in Washington. The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to providing services and programs for problem gamblers, their families, employers, students, treatment professionals, and the greater community through gambling addiction treatment support, information and education, advocacy, research, and prevention efforts.
“A core value of Maverick Gaming is providing a fun, safe entertainment choice for our customers, the vast majority of which enjoy gaming responsibly,” said Maverick Gaming CEO and co-founder Eric Persson. “The fact that problem gambling and addiction is rare does not affect our approach to programs, policies and efforts that ensure those who struggle with problem gambling have access to the help they need. We are proud to be a market leader in enforcing self-exclusion policies across all our locations and recognize the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling as a crucial partner in upholding a fun and safe environment for gaming in our state.”
“The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling applauds Maverick Gaming for their steadfast partnership in supporting responsible gambling practices and policies,” said Maureen Greeley, executive director of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling. “As the leading organization dedicated to education, prevention, treatment, recovery and front-line responsible gambling training in gaming environments, we cannot be successful without our great partners in Washington’s gaming industry. We look forward to continued collaboration with Maverick Gaming well into the future.”
At the core of Maverick Gaming’s Responsible Gambling approach is its ‘self-exclusion’ policy, which gives self-identified problem gamblers opportunity to avoid risking their wallets and their well-being. Washington has passed a law requiring the State Gambling Commission to finalize a self-exclusion system by 2021, but Maverick Gaming has already implemented centralized self-exclusion statewide, restricting access to problem gamblers in all its card rooms.
Maverick Gaming operates 19 card rooms in Washington located from Kirkland to Tukwila to Lakewood to Kennewick as well as the Wendover Nugget, Red Garter Hotel, Red Lion Casino and Gold Country Casino in Nevada, as well as three properties in Colorado. Maverick Gaming currently employs more than 2,000 team members in Washington State and intends to invest $500 million in licensed card rooms and planned entertainment developments across the state. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 17 Maverick Gaming locations have operated safely outdoors in partnership with the community to uphold public health and safety. Maverick Gaming is a proud employer of Teamsters Local 117 workers at its locations throughout the state as part of its commitment to providing sustainable, family-wage jobs.