A British football club has introduced a school course on the dangers of gambling
As part of collaborative efforts to address the issue of gambling-related harm among youth, the semi-professional football club Slough Town in the National League has partnered with the company Epic Risk Management to introduce an educational program for secondary schools.
The program aims to raise awareness about the potential risks associated with gambling and promote responsible gambling practices.
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Epic Risk Management operates in 22 countries and works to minimize the harm from gambling by educating people about potential pitfalls and regulations related to sports betting and gambling.
The main session of the program, lasting about an hour, will be conducted by Scott Davis, a manager at Slough Town. During this session, Davis will share his personal story about how gambling has affected his life. The session will also include an educational component on responsible gambling practices and conclude with information on mental health support.
Throughout this academic year, the program's sessions will be available for free to 25 local schools.