Whilst the majority of people can gamble and stay in control of time, money and cognition, there is a small percentage, but significant number who can’t. This often leads to devastating consequences including bankruptcy, relationship breakdown, mental health issues, criminality, suicide ideology or in the most tragic cases death.
EPIC Risk Management is a socially driven and commercially sustainable business, with the aim of helping people, and businesses, avoid the destructive effects of gambling related harm. We do this via education and awareness programmes, independently accredited training and board level down advisory and consultancy. Our expert team, of which 40% have lived experience of gambling harm, work directly with the sectors who are statistically and evidentially the highest risk for gambling harm, creating bespoke solutions across professional sport, within schools, the gambling industry, financial services, the Armed Forces and criminal justice system amongst others. To date we have worked across 28 countries and have a growing presence in the USA as sports gambling opens state by state.
Clients in sport include the English Football League, NFL Player Association, Professional Cricketers and Rugby Players Association, Major League Soccer and Chelsea FC. These awareness programmes are some of the biggest ever done in world sport.
Our uniquely experienced personnel also consult some of the leading gambling operators, regulators and policy makers, helping them to implement measures for industry leading player protection initiatives, as well as training their outwardly facing workforce on mechanisms for harm reduction interactions with their customers.