EPIC has been approved by the UK Gambling Commission to receive social responsibility contributions from operators.
UK.- The Gambling harm prevention consultancy, EPIC Risk Management, has been given the green light to join the Gambling Commission’s register of approved organisations to which gambling operators must make social responsibility contributions.
Gambling operators are obliged to make financial contributions to at least one organisation on its register in order to meet licence conditions.
Companies must make their contributions to an organisation, or organisations they have no connection with and report the contribution in their annual or quarterly reports to the Commission.
Gambling companies can continue donating funds to organisations that are not included on the UKGC’s RET register, but they will not be counted towards meeting licence conditions.
EPIC founder and CEO, Paul Buck, said: “We are delighted to have worked closely with the Safer Gambling Team and executives at the Commission to secure EPIC’s place on the RET supplier register.
“For the National Strategy to Reduce Harms to be successful it is important that collaboration is possible and all leading providers are able to contribute, whilst demonstrating the necessary independent oversight.
“We will now work closely with the regulator, and the many potential partners who have expressed an interest in working with EPIC, to provide meaningful, impactful and evaluated gambling harm minimisation programmes and initiatives to help accelerate the strategy.”
Earlier this year the UKGC donated £9million in operator fines to GambleAware.