Episode 2 of Martin Lycka's Safe Bet show is a conversation with Brianne Doura-Schawohl, Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development at EPIC Risk Management. Martin and Brianne discuss the history of responsible gambling in the US, Brianne's achievements in the field, her latest role at EPIC, differences between the US and UK markets, what responsible gaming means for her, and the endgame for responsible gaming in the space.
00:14 - Introduction.
01:25 - Brianne’s childhood in New England, her earliest gambling memories and her and Martin’s shared love of the Patriots.
03:34 - Brianne’s role as a pioneer of US responsible gambling and policy, achievements on the Massachussets council of Gaming and Health.
07:55 - Tackling problem gambling in the military.
11:24 - Intro on EPIC Risk Management and Brianne’s role at the company.
15:20 - Differences between the US and UK, the accents and colloquialisms of her British colleagues.
17:51 - What does responsible gaming mean for you? And what role does technology play in the future of RG?
21:28 - Developments in US Sports Betting and the lay of the land of the market.
23:55 - Differences between how the UK and US operators approach Responsible Gambling.
26:00 - Advice on juggling your career and your family.
27:56 - Brianne's 60-second summary, and Martin's outro
All views expressed in this podcast are personal and do not necessarily represent the views of Entain.
What is Martin Lycka's Safe Bet Show?
Martin Lycka has been one of the driving forces behind player protection initiatives through his work with global gambling operator Entain. In these podcasts, he speaks with some of the leading lights in the battle against problem gambling.
NB - All views expressed in this podcast are personal and do not necessarily represent the views of Entain.