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EPIC’s Education Programme Reaches 35,000 Students in 2021/22

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Epic Risk Management’s betting education programme reached nearly 35,000 students from UK schools and colleges last financial year.

In 2021/22, the company said its curriculum was delivered to 34,759 students across all four home nations, a curriculum centred around responsible betting and funded independently of the gambling industry.

Sessions were delivered either face-to-face or via online resources, with 191 schools visited, including 84 state schools.

A total of 13,821 students at state schools received the programme for free as a result of the holistic Gambling Harm Education scheme, delivered in partnership with WHYSUP and Teen Tips.

Patrick Foster, head of delivery for education and CSR at EPIC Risk Management, said: “If that’s how many we’ve spoken to directly, goodness knows how many brothers, sisters and family members have heard it via that trickle effect – it’s probably far wider.

“For all of us who facilitate, the bit where it hits home the most is that pupil who comes up to you and says ‘I have somebody at home who really struggles with this and I now have an understanding of what they’re going through’ or ‘I’m struggling with this myself; this has made me think about my behaviours’ and we’re able to support them.

“That’s what we cherish the most, but I think what’s scary is how often that happens and emphasises the need and relevance for what we do.”

After a disrupted academic year 12 months ago, the 2021/22 term has provided a much safer platform for the delivery team to hit the road, with all but seven of the schools inviting the lived experience team to come and tell their powerful story in person – something that Foster believes is crucial in making the message hit home.

Foster said: “The impact of face-to-face delivery and having someone stood up in front of an audience has been so evident to us this year.

“Part of that is a legacy of Covid, with schools having had to digest so much material through online resources. As a result, we’re going to offer even more face-to-face sessions in future, but we understand that there is a place for digital dissemination too, because it offers so much additional reach and it’s instant.

“It also helps us to reach the parents because they need to be fully educated and informed on this; the onus is placed on the individual, but increased awareness for parents about the issue is huge.

“EPIC believe strongly that no one under the age of 18 should be able to gamble in any form, but regrettably this is not the case due to methods of gambling that sit outside the regulations. This needs addressing and makes education more important.”

An area in which EPIC hope to add even greater value to the programme in 2022/23 is to enhance the level of information provided on loot boxes within video games, which are undoubtedly the most accessible method for the 15 to 18-year-old audiences to interact with a form of gambling.

Foster added: “What we know from the work we do is that loot boxes are a huge issue; it’s providing a gateway to gambling and can’t be ignored. A lot of the pupils, parents and teachers that talk to us indicate that’s how it’s manifesting itself.

“It’s a message that we will continue to beat and look to incorporate more and more into our sessions, using lived experience. There is a real need for it and can’t be ignored – that’s the message that’s most pertinent to those age groups.

“The emergence of cryptocurrency trading and NFTs are new mediums in which young people are engaging with online risk-taking behaviours and the exposure and accessibility to them make them elements within the gambling landscape that cannot be ignored. The popularity of these types of gambling related activities are of huge concern to many parents and schools that we work with.

“People can have their opinions on whether they’re a form of gambling, but ultimately they can result in the same behaviours and carry the same dangers and pitfalls, so that’s something we’re particularly looking to keep adding into our delivery.”

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Casino Crypto Giant Bitline Partners with Ciphertrace for Enhanced Compliance in Digital Asset Transactions

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BitLine, the only industry provider for casino chip access directly from digital assets, announced a strategic partnership with Ciphertrace, a global leader in digital asset transaction monitoring known for its technology widely used by governments and law enforcement worldwide.

The collaboration follows recent developments in the digital assets industry, where regulatory actions and leadership changes have been observed. By integrating Ciphertrace, Bitline enhances its capabilities for real-time transaction monitoring and compliance with global regulatory standards. Ciphertrace automates the screening of incoming and outgoing transactions.

Bitline CEO and co-founder Richard Jones stated: “In the context of the Web3 industry today, competition is not just about bringing in a product that solves a problem, it is also about ensuring that we all stay way above the line when it comes to compliance and regulations. We are enthusiastic about this collaborative journey with Ciphertrace, reinforcing our commitment to security, compliance, and the seamless integration of innovative technologies into the digital asset landscape.”

Acquired by Mastercard in 2021, Ciphertrace is a global leader in digital asset transaction monitoring. Trusted by governments and law enforcement, Ciphertrace provides solutions for compliance, security, and risk management in the cryptocurrency space.

Bitline will implement Ciphertrace Traveler to support compliance with “Travel Rule” regulations and FATF recommendations, strengthening efforts against financial crimes. Bitline launched its service in 2023, facilitating direct access to cryptocurrency and digital asset liquidity in just minutes. The Bitline platform can be used in casinos around the world 24/7.

The latest addition of Ciphertrace’s risk threat detection tools underscores Bitline’s commitment to upholding the highest standards within Web3 compliance.

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Unearth Riches and Mystery in Endorphina’s Latest Slot Adventure: Book of Conquistador!

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Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the unknown with Endorphina’s newest slot game release: Book of Conquistador. This game promises to transport players to a world of undiscovered wonders and hidden treasures. The slot launches on January 18th, so stay tuned!

Book of Conquistador is not just any slot game – it’s an adventure packed into a 5-reel, 3-row, and 10-payline format. Designed to immerse players in a thrilling quest, this game takes you on an expedition to uncover secrets buried beneath ancient ruins.

In this gripping adventure slot, players follow a mystical map leading to forgotten treasures, hidden deep within lost temples. The legendary Book of Conquistador, serving as both a SCATTER and WILD, is your guide to untold riches. The reels are filled with symbols of ancient gold coins, golden masks, mysterious maps, exquisite necklaces, and valuable rings – all leading the way to the legendary lost ancient city.

The excitement intensifies with the appearance of 3 or more SCATTER symbols, which trigger 10 Free Games featuring a special expanding symbol. These Free Games maintain the same bets and lines as the initial game and can be retriggered, offering endless possibilities for big wins. The WILD symbol adds an extra layer of excitement, substituting for 9 regular symbols during Free Games, except for the special expanding symbols.

A unique twist awaits players at the beginning of the Free Games feature. A special expanding symbol is randomly selected and hidden inside the Book of Conquistador. When enough of these special symbols appear on the reels, they expand vertically, potentially leading to significant payouts.

For those who like to up the stakes, the Classic Risk Game offers a chance to double winnings up to 10 times. The Bonus Pop feature is also available, adding another layer of excitement to the gameplay.

Open the Book of Conquistador and let the adventure begin! Watch as fortunes unfold and mysteries unravel, one spin at a time.

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Riot Games Announces VALORANT Esports EMEA Partnership With Unilumin

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With the start of the 2024 competitive VALORANT Esports season now underway, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Unilumin, a world leading LED display solution provider!

Unilumin has been instrumental in helping us level up the fan experience at the all-new Riot Games Arena with their industry-leading LED display technology, of which 250 square meters will now feature across the Riot Games Arena in Berlin. We’re so excited to welcome them on board as an official supplier for VCT EMEA, VALORANT Game Changers EMEA, and VALORANT Ascension EMEA.

Unilumin’s screens will light up the stage at the Berlin arena – and their logo will feature across various VALORANT Esports EMEA broadcasts throughout 2024. They’ve supplied display solutions globally from Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium to the Mercedes-Benz Arena, a mere stone’s throw away from us at the Riot Games Arena in Berlin. They’ve also worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment venues and global sports stadiums to illuminate events across the globe with grandstand, perimeter, and centerhung screens alongside scoreboards in major competition venues.

As we continue to level up the fan experience throughout 2024, we know Unilumin is the perfect partner to help us bring the most immersive experience and exciting atmosphere to the Riot Games Arena in Berlin, for our fans.

“Unilumin Sports is pleased to bring our solutions and technologies to the Riot Games Arena in Berlin and be a partner of VALORANT Esports in EMEA”, said Oscar Feng, the Global Director of Unilumin Sports. “We will use our well-designed products and fast response services to cooperate with Riot Games for their events and show the ultimate audio-visual experience to their fans.”

“After working with Unilumin for the refit of the Riot Games Arena, we’re delighted to welcome them as a supplier for our various VALORANT Esports EMEA events in 2024,” said Daniel Ringland, Head of VALORANT Esports EMEA. “Unilumin has helped us enhance the fan experience for those watching from home and joining us on-site, and we can’t wait to use their display technology throughout the season.”

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