Tag Archives: EPIC Risk Management

Michelle Evans: We can’t underestimate the impact of lived experiences in tackling problem gambling

When it comes to raising awareness of problem gambling and issues associated with sporting integrity among athletes, the only way to ensure that players understand the implications is through education and hearing from those with lived experience. That’s according to Michelle Evans, Head of Communications and Wellbeing at PFA Scotland, who was speaking on a panel entitled ‘The Link Between …

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EPIC builds US presence with Kindred training partnership

EPIC Risk Management has upped its commitment to providing training and development sessions across the US after extending its partnership with Kindred Group. The latest agreement builds upon the ongoing collaboration between the two firms, which initially teamed up with one another in 2017 in a bid to make gambling safer and fairer for customers. Maris Catania, Head of Responsible …

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EPIC recruits Jonathan Peniket as esports advisor

EPIC Risk Management has strengthened its team after confirming the appointment of Jonathan Peniket as its new Online Gaming and Esports Consultant. As part of his new role, Peniket will support EPIC in expanding its work towards minimising gambling-related harm across the esports and further new gaming disciplines. He will particularly focus on delivering sessions in the company’s education and …

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WATCH: Embracing technology key for safer gambling strategies

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The uptake of innovative technology could be a key component in global safer gambling strategies as funding begins to increase. That was agreed by panelists at this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, who pinpointed the need to significantly increase the low number of people who seek treatment. You can also click here to see the full panel from the …

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EPIC Risk Management: GambleAware funding needs a balanced approach

Earlier this year, five of the biggest operators in the UK, along with members of the Betting and Gaming Council, confirmed that they will provide £100m worth of funding to improve treatment services via GambleAware. However there are still questions regarding the best way to spend the money to ensure that it can sustain the industry and provide the ultimate …

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EPIC achieves Investors in People gold standard

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has received a Gold Level accreditation from Investors in People in recognition of their ‘commitment to high performance through strong people management and development’. EPIC was commended for its ‘culture of development’, with Investors in People recognising ‘how there was clearly documented evidence of people policies and development meetings’. Commenting on the accolade, …

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Doura-Schawohl strengthens EPIC’s US operations

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has strengthened its leadership frameworks for its US market directives, confirming the appointment of Brianne Doura-Schawohl as Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development. A figurehead in public policy development for gambling addiction and compulsive behaviours Doura-Schawohl joins EPIC having served as the Legislative Director for the US National Council on Problem …

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EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has added a 12-month extension to its partnership with Whysup, with the option of a multi-year arrangement The collaboration, which was cemented in May 2019, involves both EPIC and Whysup taking a shared collaborative approach to combat and reduce gambling-related harms at a national level. The strategic partnership will continue to contribute to …

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EPIC delivers problem gambling education with Harvard Medical School

EPIC Risk Management has committed to delivering education on the topic of problem gambling after agreeing to a new partnership with the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The duo will work together to research elite athletes’ relationships with problematic gambling behaviours, and will occur in parallel with GVC Holdings’ ongoing research partnership …

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Paul Buck: ‘Lived experiences’ remain at the heart of EPIC’s evolution

Expanding into the US and elevating its core education programme have been some of the key changes that have taken place at EPIC Risk Management since its inception in 2013. EPIC Owner and CEO Paul Buck spoke to SBC News about how the company evolved, and outlined some of the key ways that its recent ISO 9001 accreditation will support …

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