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Michael V Huber has entered EPIC Risk Management as a US Operations Advisory, bolstering the company’s responsible gambling efforts in the region.
The latest advisor’s main duties at EPIC will be to talk about his ongoing battle with problem gambling, which began in his teens and ended in 2012, bolstering the company’s “lived experience” knowledge base.
Expanding US operations
Huber has gone on to develop a mental achievement coaching and mentoring company after curing his gambling addiction. During Problem Gambling Awareness Month, he will join the team in charge of EPIC’s rapidly expanding US operations.
“I am proud to be joining the EPIC team. EPIC’s mission of preventing gambling-related harm aligns closely with my personal mission of helping others to achieve their human potential,” Huber remarked.
“I discovered this mission in the early years of my recovery from a compulsive gambling addiction. The help and support that I received from others was the inspiration for the transition into a helping profession such as mental performance coaching.
“Now, I would like the opportunity to pay it forward in raising awareness regarding the potential risks associated with gambling. I welcome the opportunity to share my lived experience story with others in order to level the playing field for young people who may not be fully aware of the risks associated with gambling.”
Operating in 21 countries
EPIC has operated in 21 different countries, providing education and awareness programmes aimed at mitigating gambling-related damage, in addition to its efforts in the US market.
The firm’s educational provisions address harm reduction, player safety, and the identification of problems related to problem gambling, while also emphasising ‘the importance of education and awareness.’
John Millington, Vice President of US Operations at EPIC Risk Management added: “Michael is a very impressive and inspirational mentor and coach. EPIC Risk Management is a company that is built on the lived experience of gambling addiction and this underpins everything that we do in the space of harm prevention.”
“Our educational programmes and training content use real-life, hard-hitting stories of gambling-harm to educate and raise awareness of the significant risk that problem-gambling creates.
“Michael will leverage his authenticity and own experience of gambling-addiction during his collegiate years and connect it with his subsequent work with high school and college athletes to help convey these vital messages in a powerful and informed way.
“Ultimately, at EPIC we want to make as many at-risk groups as possible aware of the potentially destructive financial implications and health issues that out-of-control gambling can cause. To have someone of Michael’s stature, background, and own lived experience bringing this message to life, will only enhance the work that we passionately believe saves lives.”