Dan Trolaro, a problem gambling prevention specialist, has joined EPIC Risk Management as Vice President of Prevention, as the damage minimisation consultancy prepares to expand its focus in the United States.
Trolaro’s new post, which starts on August 9, 2021, will see him work to execute EPIC’s “blended, four-pillar approach,” which combines lived experience, prevention, policy, research, and evidence, in order to help the US establish a “safe and sustainable industry.”
Trolaro had this to say about his new position: “I’m excited to be joining EPIC as the Vice President of Prevention in the US. As gambling continues to expand in the US and globally, we are seeing an increased need and desire for prevention, education, and awareness to reduce gambling related harms.
“I’m excited to continue working with various stakeholders around the country who share a similar vision and desire to address this growing public health issue.”
Trolaro was previously Assistant Executive Director at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (800Gambler), where he developed training, strategic counsel, and state-specific prevention programming to lessen the impact of gambling-related harms.
As more states open their markets to both land-based and online betting and gaming, EPIC hopes Trolaro’s knowledge and skills will “play an important role” in strengthening its services for the US gambling sector.
Paul Buck, EPIC Risk Management CEO said: “In Dan, we are adding a person who has a real passion, personally, and track record, professionally, in preventing gambling harm.
“Gambling is a public health issue, and the prevention of harm is critical if the US is to avoid the mistakes of more mature gambling markets. With the hire of our VP of US Policy & Strategic Development, Brianne Doura-Schawohl, late last year we showed a dedication to assisting in the creation of robust gambling policy.
“With the addition of Dan to the team, a man of considerable expertise including his own lived experience, we will be stepping up our efforts in the areas we have led in the UK and Europe with prevention programs, advisory and training to the highest risk sectors. The US is still a nascent gambling market but true prevention is proactive not reactive.”
Trolaro’s appointment comes after EPIC hired Cam Adair as an esports consultant last month, with a focus on the company’s education and professional sports activities in the US, Europe, and the United Kingdom.