EPIC Risk Management (EPIC), a consultancy firm which deals in creating awareness about gambling harms has partnered with UK’s Boarding Schools Association (BSA) to develop a series of seminars aimed at educating and creating awareness among young students about potential harms of gambling.
Following the agreement, EPIC will be BSA’s official partner in creating awareness about the negative impacts of gambling and associated risks.
Andrew Lewin, BSA Director of Training & Education; International said: “BSA is delighted to welcome EPIC as an official partner to help recognize the work they do in such a vital area that potentially affects so many young people. His honesty and knowledge are driven by his passion for making a difference, and his experiences paint a very vivid picture for all to engage with.”
Patrick Foster, leading EPIC’s education programs, said: “It is extremely exciting to become an official partner to the BSA and we look forward to working with them going forward and building on an already phenomenal relationship. It has been an honor and pleasure to speak at many of the conferences this year and to have the opportunity to provide invaluable education to so many young people, parents and teachers going forward is something that I am extremely proud of. It is wonderful to see an organization with an unrivaled reputation and presence in this space giving us their full support.”
Gambling addiction amongst children and teenagers have been on the rise in the UK. A recent report finds that the number of underage bettors has risen by over 400 percent in the past two years.
The UKGC has also introduced strict measures on curbing underage betting. The gambling operators in the UK now have to conduct a mandatory age verification before allowing players to wager.