WFAN's Craig Carton hosts responsible gaming talk

The New Rochelle native is open about his gambling addiction and warned students how it ultimately got him sent to prison a few years ago.

Justin DeVellis

Apr 13, 2023, 2:48 AM

Updated 407 days ago

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Many celebrities have visited Sacred Heart University - none of which own a more polarizing past than Craig Carton. The current WFAN Sports Radio and Fox Sports TV host was on campus Wednesday as a part of FanDuel's Responsible Gaming College Tour. Carton led an hour-long talk centered around problem gambling.
The New Rochelle native is open about his gambling addiction and warned students how it ultimately got him sent to prison a few years ago.
After speaking, Carton participated in a Q&A session moderated by FanDuel's Vice President of Communications Chris Jones. Jones says gambling should only be used as a form of entertainment, not a way to make money. The FanDuel app has a wide range of tools like time limits, and both deposit and wager limits to make sure customers don't get themselves in financial trouble.
"We believe working with Craig has been an amazing partnership because it puts a human face on problem gambling in a way very few others can," Jones said. "We want 21-25 year-old kids to understand the ways in which they should be using our platform, but more importantly, ways they shouldn't."
Carton hosts his show "Hello, My Name is Craig" on WFAN every Saturday morning. It aims to educate and help people through gambling addicition.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-gambler.


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