£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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BDO Fraudtrack Report 2017

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BDO’s has now released its 14th FraudTrack report. Since 2003 they have been tracking fraud cases reported in publically available sources. FraudTrack includes all fraud cases valued at over £50,000 in the UK. “The significant increase in fraud is quite shocking, but I am not surprised that the second biggest reason for fraud is gambling. If left unchecked, compulsive gambling…

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Guardian Live: Has gambling got out of control?

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With children as young as 15 discussing online gambling, has the industry lost its way? At a Guardian Live debate Paul Buck and Wanda Goldwag outlined their responses to the motion “We held a meeting in the morning and that lunchtime, something took over me … I went to the top of building and I tried to hang myself with…

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Gambling research – not for the faint hearted

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The labels that describe people with gambling problems as irresponsible, uneducated and lazy, as well as greedy and selfish, are part of the reason public health researcher Associate Professor Samantha Thomas is committed to working in the area of gambling research. The fact it’s a highly politicised issue with a powerful and well-connected industry is also a motivating factor for…

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