Independent gambling harm minimization consultancy EPIC Risk Management has launched a US subsidiary in the state of Delaware, with new headquarters that will service both the US and Canadian territories.
It will operate as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), codifying its commitment to reducing gambling-related harm in the US as a commercially sustainable but socially driven business.
With a strong foothold in the UK and Europe, EPIC has worked in 23 countries delivering industry-leading education and awareness provisions in reducing gambling-related harm.
The launch of its US subsidiary continues its work of positively impacting public health by reducing gambling-related harm through education, advocacy, and providing expert advice and resources to those at risk of gambling addiction and gambling related harm.
CEO and Founder Paul Buck stated: “The announcement of our US subsidiary as a Public Benefit Corporation marks an important milestone in our work in the US market, while also aligning with our broader global strategy of minimizing gambling-related harm.
“The US betting and gambling landscape is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, due in no small part to the legalization of sports betting across many states. It is vitally important that gambling harm is recognized and treated as a public health issue that all stakeholders have a duty to mitigate from politicians to the gambling industry operators, to sports teams and leagues, plus the media and regulators.
“We believe that today’s announcement signifies a period of exciting growth for our organization and will play an important role in further developing EPIC’s services in the US to prevent harm.”
EPIC Risk Management has worked in the US since 2019, and to date, has launched collaborations with the NFLPA Professional Athletes Foundation, multiple college athletic programs across the US, and the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, on research into elite athletes’ relationships with problematic gambling behavior.
In that time, it has also appointed the highly influential Brianne Doura-Schawohl as Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development plus leading problematic gambling prevention specialist Dan Trolaro as Vice President of Prevention.