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EPIC launch problem gambling accreditation

EPIC launch problem gambling accreditation EPIC – the leading problem gambling consultancy in the UK and Ireland, launched its problem gambling accreditation scheme in September 2014 and we are well on track to award the first of these by the end of December 2014. The EPIC accreditation is awarded to organisations who are fulfilling their […] Read more

EPIC presents problem gambling prevention and education to PPFplayers

EPIC presents problem gambling prevention and education to PPFplayers Eleanor Oldroyd presents a special program looking at the issue of gambling addiction amongst professional sports people. Featuring stories from those who have battled addiction and look at what is being done to tackle the problems associated with gambling addiction. Joining Elly are former Arsenal, Celtic and […] Read more

Age UK worker stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction

Age UK worker stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction Nichol, S. (2014). Age UK worker, who stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction, spared jail. Available: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/age-uk-worker-who-stole-8325783. Last accessed 23rd Dec 2014. Mark Roberts, of North Shields, admitted three counts of fraud and two counts of theft in North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. […] Read more

Problem Gambler jailed for fraud because of his habit

Problem Gambler jailed for fraud because of his habit Thornton, L. (2014). Gambler jailed for fraud because of his habit hounded IN PRISON by bookmakers. Available: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gambler-jailed-fraud-because-habit-4750379. Last accessed 14th Dec 2014. A disgraced accountant jailed for fraud after becoming addicted to online gambling was “hounded” by bookmakers trying to tempt him back.  David Bradford, 58, a […] Read more

Problem Gambling in the Financial Services Sector

Telegraph By Olivia Goldhill (5:20PM GMT 28 Nov 2014) With a new Priory clinic opening in the Square Mile, can big hitters still cope with their fast-paced lifestyles? Successful professionals may have exorbitant salaries, four-storey houses in Notting Hill and holiday homes in Monaco, but behind frosted executive windows, many are struggling to cope with life in […] Read more

Corporate fraud cases soar

Businesses are increasingly falling victim to fraud – most of it committed by their own employees, new figures show. The number of cases in the South West soared by 136% last year to 33, from 14 in 2013, according to accountants KPMG’s latest Fraud Barometer.  Thirteen firms in the region were hit by the crime […] Read more