PlayUSA Q&A with Elliott Rapaport, Founder of Birches Health

PlayUSA Q&A with Elliott Rapaport, Founder of Birches Health

PlayUSA Q&A with Elliott Rapaport, Founder of Birches Health

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Birches Health founder Elliott Rapaport sat down with PlayUSA to discuss the company’s Responsible Gaming initiatives, notable partnerships and Problem Gambling treatment goals. Here are some highlights from Elliott's conversation with Katarina Vojvodic, a lead writer for PlayUSA.

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Birches Health is a behavioral health services provider focusing on the prevention and treatment of problem gambling, gambling disorder, and related mental and behavioral health problems in the US.

The organization offers modernized solutions for responsible gambling, including online educational resources, learning modules and convenient treatment options designed and led by licensed, specialized behavioral health clinicians.

Moreover, Birches Health provides convenient, comprehensive care and resources to individuals facing challenges related to problem gambling and other behavioral addictions.

Elliott Rapaport, Founder, Birches Health

Birches Health launched several innovative partnerships

Birches Health partnered with Sporttrade to focus on increasing public awareness of problem gambling and promoting awareness, prevention, treatment, and recovery services. As a result of the initiative, users of the Sporttrade platform have access to a catalog of customized resources and services.

Birches Health also partnered with BettorEdge, an online sports betting exchange and social platform, to help it provide RG education tools and customized problem gambling care referral pathways. BettorEdge offered a new self-assessment and dedicated learning platform built by Birches Health.

Additionally, in its app, BettorEdge featured Birches' Problem Gambling resources and care options to build awareness and ensure ease of access to treatment offerings.

Birches Health also joined forces with SaharaBets to focus on proactive engagement and education in responsible gaming. The collaboration provides SaharaBets’ customers with a modernized custom referral pathway for users facing behavioral health challenges.

As Rapaport explained:

“Birches Health is proud to work with state governments, professional leagues, teams, operators, and fantasy platforms nationally to ensure access to problem gambling treatment, as well as the latest in responsible gaming resources, education, and learning modules.

Our purpose is to ensure that access to care is available to individuals who need it – when and where they need it most.

Partnering with these organizations and companies allows broader exposure and distribution of these essential resources that we offer, and we are incredibly pleased that our partners share that vision.”

Why is it essential to have a unified responsible gambling platform and multi-state self-exclusion tools?

“Integrating treatment and resources like those in the Birches Health platform early in the user journey is crucial to providing a healthy, responsible user experience.

While not all users (and of course, a minority of individuals engaged in gambling in the US) will end up seeking out these resources, it should be a focus of operators to make them available through many apertures across their platforms.”

How successful are US regulators and operators at creating a consistent standard of responsible gaming measures?

“While each regulating body has its nuances, we have been fortunate to see and support significant cross-functional conversation.

There’s a long way to go in reducing the potential for gambling harm, but we feel significant strides can be made through conscientious dialogue and respectful communication.”

Full Article on PlayUSA

Birches Health founder Elliott Rapaport sat down with PlayUSA to discuss the company’s Responsible Gaming initiatives, notable partnerships and Problem Gambling treatment goals. Here are some highlights from Elliott's conversation with Katarina Vojvodic, a lead writer for PlayUSA.

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Birches Health is a behavioral health services provider focusing on the prevention and treatment of problem gambling, gambling disorder, and related mental and behavioral health problems in the US.

The organization offers modernized solutions for responsible gambling, including online educational resources, learning modules and convenient treatment options designed and led by licensed, specialized behavioral health clinicians.

Moreover, Birches Health provides convenient, comprehensive care and resources to individuals facing challenges related to problem gambling and other behavioral addictions.

Elliott Rapaport, Founder, Birches Health

Birches Health launched several innovative partnerships

Birches Health partnered with Sporttrade to focus on increasing public awareness of problem gambling and promoting awareness, prevention, treatment, and recovery services. As a result of the initiative, users of the Sporttrade platform have access to a catalog of customized resources and services.

Birches Health also partnered with BettorEdge, an online sports betting exchange and social platform, to help it provide RG education tools and customized problem gambling care referral pathways. BettorEdge offered a new self-assessment and dedicated learning platform built by Birches Health.

Additionally, in its app, BettorEdge featured Birches' Problem Gambling resources and care options to build awareness and ensure ease of access to treatment offerings.

Birches Health also joined forces with SaharaBets to focus on proactive engagement and education in responsible gaming. The collaboration provides SaharaBets’ customers with a modernized custom referral pathway for users facing behavioral health challenges.

As Rapaport explained:

“Birches Health is proud to work with state governments, professional leagues, teams, operators, and fantasy platforms nationally to ensure access to problem gambling treatment, as well as the latest in responsible gaming resources, education, and learning modules.

Our purpose is to ensure that access to care is available to individuals who need it – when and where they need it most.

Partnering with these organizations and companies allows broader exposure and distribution of these essential resources that we offer, and we are incredibly pleased that our partners share that vision.”

Why is it essential to have a unified responsible gambling platform and multi-state self-exclusion tools?

“Integrating treatment and resources like those in the Birches Health platform early in the user journey is crucial to providing a healthy, responsible user experience.

While not all users (and of course, a minority of individuals engaged in gambling in the US) will end up seeking out these resources, it should be a focus of operators to make them available through many apertures across their platforms.”

How successful are US regulators and operators at creating a consistent standard of responsible gaming measures?

“While each regulating body has its nuances, we have been fortunate to see and support significant cross-functional conversation.

There’s a long way to go in reducing the potential for gambling harm, but we feel significant strides can be made through conscientious dialogue and respectful communication.”

Full Article on PlayUSA

Birches Health founder Elliott Rapaport sat down with PlayUSA to discuss the company’s Responsible Gaming initiatives, notable partnerships and Problem Gambling treatment goals. Here are some highlights from Elliott's conversation with Katarina Vojvodic, a lead writer for PlayUSA.

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Birches Health is a behavioral health services provider focusing on the prevention and treatment of problem gambling, gambling disorder, and related mental and behavioral health problems in the US.

The organization offers modernized solutions for responsible gambling, including online educational resources, learning modules and convenient treatment options designed and led by licensed, specialized behavioral health clinicians.

Moreover, Birches Health provides convenient, comprehensive care and resources to individuals facing challenges related to problem gambling and other behavioral addictions.

Elliott Rapaport, Founder, Birches Health

Birches Health launched several innovative partnerships

Birches Health partnered with Sporttrade to focus on increasing public awareness of problem gambling and promoting awareness, prevention, treatment, and recovery services. As a result of the initiative, users of the Sporttrade platform have access to a catalog of customized resources and services.

Birches Health also partnered with BettorEdge, an online sports betting exchange and social platform, to help it provide RG education tools and customized problem gambling care referral pathways. BettorEdge offered a new self-assessment and dedicated learning platform built by Birches Health.

Additionally, in its app, BettorEdge featured Birches' Problem Gambling resources and care options to build awareness and ensure ease of access to treatment offerings.

Birches Health also joined forces with SaharaBets to focus on proactive engagement and education in responsible gaming. The collaboration provides SaharaBets’ customers with a modernized custom referral pathway for users facing behavioral health challenges.

As Rapaport explained:

“Birches Health is proud to work with state governments, professional leagues, teams, operators, and fantasy platforms nationally to ensure access to problem gambling treatment, as well as the latest in responsible gaming resources, education, and learning modules.

Our purpose is to ensure that access to care is available to individuals who need it – when and where they need it most.

Partnering with these organizations and companies allows broader exposure and distribution of these essential resources that we offer, and we are incredibly pleased that our partners share that vision.”

Why is it essential to have a unified responsible gambling platform and multi-state self-exclusion tools?

“Integrating treatment and resources like those in the Birches Health platform early in the user journey is crucial to providing a healthy, responsible user experience.

While not all users (and of course, a minority of individuals engaged in gambling in the US) will end up seeking out these resources, it should be a focus of operators to make them available through many apertures across their platforms.”

How successful are US regulators and operators at creating a consistent standard of responsible gaming measures?

“While each regulating body has its nuances, we have been fortunate to see and support significant cross-functional conversation.

There’s a long way to go in reducing the potential for gambling harm, but we feel significant strides can be made through conscientious dialogue and respectful communication.”

Full Article on PlayUSA