Tag Archives: Paul Buck

EPIC launches Pro Sport Advisory to place gambling harms at the forefront of elite sports agenda  

EPIC Risk Management has unveiled the first members of its ‘Pro Sport Advisory Board’ which has been established to safeguard and raise awareness of gambling harm’s threat to elite sports. The nine-person board is composed of diverse members who each provide expertise in pro-sports, gambling, addiction, sports integrity, athlete welfare and the lived experience of gambling harms. Board members will …

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EPIC to launch UK-focused Gambling Harm Education Programme

EPIC Risk Management has formed a tripartite partnership with addiction and mental health practitioner WHYSUP and mental health training organisation Teen Tips to launch its Gambling Harm Education Programme in UK schools. The programme will be delivered to UK pupils aged 15-18 at across 200 state secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK during the 2021-22 academic year, whilst the …

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EPIC Risk Management recruits Dan Trolaro to strengthen US focus

Dan Trolaro, a problem gambling prevention specialist, has joined EPIC Risk Management as the harm minimisation consultancy’s Vice President of Prevention, as the company looks to expand its focus in the US. Effective from 9 August 2021, Trolaro’s new role will see him work to implement EPIC’s ‘blended, four pillar approach’ combining lived experience, prevention, policy, research and evidence, in …

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Cam Adair joins EPIC as new esports consultant

Cam Adair joins EPIC as new esports consultant

EPIC Risk Management has strengthened its esports expertise by naming Cam Adair as its new Online Gaming and Esports Consultant. In his new role, Adair will help EPIC to expand its work in preventing gambling-related harm across esports and gaming’s intertwined landscape – with a particular focus on the company’s education and professional sports pillars in the UK, Europe and …

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Double Espresso Show – ‘Science leads industry efforts on overcoming problem gambling’

Speaking on the latest episode of the Double Espresso Podcast, Paul Buck, CEO and Founder of Epic Risk Management, stated that he believes the betting industry is ‘on the right track’ with regards to responsible gambling. In his interview with Rasmus Sojmark, CEO of SBC, Buck highlighted the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act in the UK and the …

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EPIC selected as CSPPA gambling awareness partner

EPIC selected as CSPPA gambling awareness partner

EPIC Risk Management has been selected by the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA) to become its global Gambling Awareness Partner. This agreement, lauded as the ‘first of its kind’, will see EPIC and CSPPA work together to minimise gambling-related harm within the esports sector. “We’re delighted to announce such a landmark  agreement. I must applaud the leadership of the CSPPA …

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EPIC receives ‘highly commended’ recognition at Barclays Awards

EPIC receives ‘highly commended’ recognition at Barclays Awards

EPIC Risk Management has been praised for its efforts in reducing gambling related harm, after receiving ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the Virtual Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2020 ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ category. Now in its fifth year, Barclays award ceremony recognises entrepreneurs and new enterprises that develop ‘exceptional innovation, for creating social change and growth, providing the perfect platform to …

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Professional cricketer Chris Wood unites with EPIC

Professional Hampshire CCC cricketer Chris Wood has today joined EPIC Risk Management in a new role as a Pro-Sport Facilitator. The 30-year-old, who has struggled with a betting addiction for 11 years, hopes to help others by sharing his ‘incredible story’ after linking up with the gambling-harm minimisation consultancy company. Wood made his professional debut in 2010 for Hampshire against …

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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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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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