£2 stake cut on FOBTs

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Our CEO, Paul Buck, has just been on National Radio commenting on the announced £2 stake cut on FOBTs. EPIC are in favour of the stake reduction which was needed to protect vulnerable customers.  We also welcome the wider measures that Tracey Crouch has announced to help make gambling fairer and safer.  EPIC continue to work directly and practically with…

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Bosses could face jail for failure to prevent fraud

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Company bosses could be prosecuted for failing to stop their staff committing fraud under new laws being considered by ministers. The plans, which have yet to be officially unveiled, follow similar plans to make company boards liable if staff facilitate tax evasion. Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to end “boardroom excess” and make tackling corporate crime a key focus….

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CEO’s Duty of Care – A case study

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CEO’s Duty of Care – a case study It is 9.30am on a Friday morning. The organisation that you lead is running smoothly with healthy quarterly profits, great brand image and perception, a happy workforce (indeed number 9 in the top 100 to work for), some superb innovative new products and some positive publicity doing the rounds in the media….

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Problem Gambling in Sport – Sports Duty of Care

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Problem Gambling – Sports Duty of Care  Paul Buck, Founder and Managing Director of EPIC Problem Gambling Consultancy, writes about professional sport’s duty of care to its players, fans and wider society on problem gambling. Sport Matters! Professional sport has a massive influence in the UK, arguably greater than religion (in fact, for many people sport is their religion), greater than politics…

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Problem gambling in your workplace: is this a risk you can ignore?

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Published: Thinkpiece – Number 117 Independently promoting debate and fresh thinking in the financial services industry To view the original article click here Problem gambling in your workplace: is this a risk you can ignore? In March 2013 Pathological gambling was reclassified as a behavioural addiction, thus changing an organisation’s duty of care. There is now a legal and regulatory…

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Problem gambling is a huge issue

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A 23 year olds life in tatters, 2 years in prison, friends and family devastated – problem gambling is a huge issue A GAMBLING addict who stole more than £230,000 from a telecoms firm has been jailed for two years.  Bradford Crown Court heard today how Joshua Walwyn, 23, abused his position of trust in the accounts department of Abzorb…

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Head teacher addicted to online gambling

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Head teacher addicted to online gambling     Mail Online. (2007). Head teacher addicted to online gambling hangs himself after house is repossessed A head teacher who lived a “Walter Mitty” lifestyle hanged himself after racking up thousands of pounds of debt gambling on the internet, an inquest heard. John Reilly, 39, worked as the head of Sandilands Community Primary School…

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Our Associate and leading expert on women’s gambling Liz Karter

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Our Associate and leading expert on women’s gambling Liz Karter Liz Karter is a leading UK specialist in gambling addiction, author and speaker. Practicing since 2001 Liz has helped hundreds of men and women successfully move beyond gambling addiction to live rewarding lives. Having worked with all leading UK problem gambling treatment agencies, in January 2010 Liz established Level Ground Therapy,…

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