Tag Archives: EPIC Risk Management

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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EPIC: Education and research is key to mitigating problem gambling 

In recent weeks, government officials have called upon the gambling industry to ramp up protection measures and provide additional funding for problem gambling treatment during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Speaking to SBC, EPIC Risk Management CEO Paul Buck explained that while additional funding for treatment would be welcome, further support for both research and education is key in mitigating gambling related …

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Paul Buck, EPIC: US stakeholders require a vital catch-up on gambling risks

This March, gambling harm prevention agency EPIC Risk Management announced its most ambitious initiative to date by partnering with GVC Holdings to launch gambling harm educations programmes. Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC Risk Management, is leading the directive supported by GVC’s ‘US Foundation’. SBC spoke to him about transferring gambling harm learnings to the US’ fragmented health and civic networks. …

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GVC tackles US problem gambling with Epic partnership

GVC Holdings has confirmed a new partnership with Epic Risk Management working together to tackle gambling-related harms across the US. The partnership is to be funded by the GVC Foundation US, a non-profit subsidiary which is dedicated to promoting responsible gambling and aims to replicate the independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy’s European sports and education model. The programme is fully …

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Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has collaborated with 32Red as the firm emphasises its focus on responsible gambling with the launch of its ‘Stay In Control’ series. The opening episode of the series saw Rooney joined by former football league midfielder Scott Davies, who currently does extensive work in promoting the risks of gambling with Epic Risk Management.  Hosted at …

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Only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM approved by UKGC for problem gambling funding

The Gambling Commission has published the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are permitted to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  In an unexpectedly short list, only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) have been approved by the regulator, although other organisations are knocking on the door.  As …

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Safer Gambling Forum: Building relationships to more effectively tackle problem gambling

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. During Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019), which runs until 13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the …

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GVC sharpens CSR focus with Foundation launch

In a bid to support its ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, GVC Holdings has launched The GVC Foundation which will oversee the coordination and support of the gambling group’s objectives and donations around the world. The new foundation will primarily focus upon responsible gambling, sports integrity and gambling regulation research, education and treatment of problem gambling, as well as …

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EFL survey: 71% of fans comfortable with gambling sponsorship

More than two thirds of EFL supporters believe that gambling companies’ involvement in the football league is acceptable, according to a survey of more than 27,000 fans.  Furthermore, 62 per cent of fans stated their belief that the gambling industry’s involvement in football was acceptable with suitable safeguards to protect the young and problem gamblers.  Over half of supporters surveyed …

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Fair Play… GVC Holdings outlines year of wholesale CSR change

FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning published its 2019 ‘Fair Play – Corporate Social Responsibility Report’ outlining the multiple changes governing the company’s long-term corporate sustainability objectives. In the report’s forward statement, GVC Independent Non-Executive Director Virginia McDowell acknowledges the new responsibilities demands placed on the company which now operates global gaming’s largest online gambling portfolio, employing 25,000 …

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