The National Council On Problem Gambling, a national representative of the problem gambling field that currently has 37 state affiliate chapters and hundreds of corporate and individual members, has today stated that it is pleased to welcome new member Epic Risk Management; leading independent gambling harm-prevention consultancy in the UK, Ireland and now internationally.
Executive director of the National Council On Problem Gambling Keith Whyte said:
“We are so pleased to welcome Epic as a member of NCPG. They provide best-in-class programs and training in the UK and across Europe and we are eager to learn from their experience and share our insights into the unique US gambling market and healthcare system.”
The National Council On Problem Gambling’s vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.
Chief executive officer of Epic Risk Management Paul Buck added:
“Gambling is growing fast in the US across a number of states. For the majority, gambling will remain an enjoyable form of entertainment; but for a small but significant percentage, it will lead to problems that can be catastrophic for the individual, their families and for organisations.
I am delighted to announce our collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling that will ensure that less people reach the edge of the cliff with gambling problems and, those that do, have a fit for purpose and coordinated pathway of support.”
According to Epic Risk Management, ‘gambling has the highest suicide, bankruptcy, relationship breakdown, relapse and suicide rates of any addiction’.