Player Protection Symposium: 40/40 Club, November 30, 2021

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EPIC Risk Management is proud to be hosting the inaugural and ground-breaking Player Protection Symposium in partnership with SBC Events at Manhattan’s 40/40 Club on November 30, 2021.

The Symposium is the first high-level event dedicated to building a robust gambling harm prevention ecosystem as legal sports betting and igaming roll out across the U.S.

The exclusive invite-only gathering will bring together 100 C-level stakeholders from politics, the media, and the sports and gambling industries to discuss and present strategies to prevent gambling harm and discuss a unified approach to the issue.

As part of the Symposium, the keynote talk will kick off with the American radio personality best known as the co-host of the Carton and Roberts sports radio program on WFAN (AM), Craig Carton. The panels will bring together Major League sports, industry CEOs and leading innovators within the gambling ecosystem.

The invitation-only event, to be held ahead of the SBC Summit North America 2021, will focus on a solution-based approach to gambling harm minimization, informed by the experience of problems in Europe’s long-established sports betting markets, and the training required to develop a sustainable industry in the U.S.

For those who have been added to our exclusive guest list, here's what's in store on the day...

Player Protection Symposium Agenda

12:30 pm – Welcome: Paul Buck - CEO EPIC and Rasmus Sojmark - SBC

12:35 – 1:00 pm – Keynote: Craig Carton - American Radio Personality and Creator/Host 'Hello My Name is Craig'

1:00 - 1:30 pm - Lived Experience Panel: Craig Carton; Brian Hatch - Creator/Host 'All In: The Addicted Gambler’s Podcast' and Co-creator/Co-host 'The Bet Free Life' YouTube program; Jeffrey P. Wasserman, MPA, JD, ICGC-I, CPRS - Co-host 'All In: The Addicted Gambler's Podcast'

1:35 - 1:45 pm – Networking Break

1:45 – 2:15 pm – Player Protection with Innovation & Technology: Carolene Layugan - Responsible Gaming Program Director, Caesars; Jonathan Michaels - Senior Vice President, Strategic Development & Government Affairs, Sightline Payments; Jamie Salsburg, Founder, Dvye

2:15 - 3:00 pm - The Importance of Player Protection: A View from the Top: Bill Miller - President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association; Anna Sainsbury - Founder and Chairman of GeoComply; Joe Asher - President of Sports Betting, IGT; Paul Buck - CEO EPIC Risk Management

3:00 – 3:45 pm – Emerging Markets & Protecting Your Brand and the Consumer Protection: Brandt Iden - Head of Government Affairs, US Sportradar and former Michigan State Representative; Christopher B. Hebert - Director, Louisiana Attorney General Office’s Gaming Division; Brianne Doura-Schawohl - VP Policy & Strategic Development, EPIC Risk Management; Martin Lycka - SVP American Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, Entain

3:45 - 4:00 pm – Networking Break

4:00 - 4:15 pm – Lived Experience Athlete Presentation: Randy Livingston, Mark Potter, Mike Huber and others

4:15 - 5:00 pm – Protecting the Player - A League Perspective: Casey Brett - Vice President of Gaming and New New Business Ventures, MLB; Sabrina Perel - Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, NFL; Representatives from MLS

5:00 pm – 5:05pm - The Future: 2022 and Beyond and Closing Remarks: Paul Buck - CEO EPIC Risk Management

Attending The Symposium

Recommended Accommodation

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SBC North America Conference

All attendees of the Symposium will also receive a complimentary ticket to the SBC North America Conference from November 30 - December 2, 2021 at Meadowlands Exposition Center, New Jersey. More information:

Symposium contact details and RSVP

To discover more about the Symposium, make a request to attend if you fit the attendance criteria and feel you can make a valuable contribution, or respond to an RSVP, please email: