|London’s GamCare gambling addiction charity has accredited responsible gaming courses from Malta-based iGaming Academy in order to provide improved education for betting industry employees.|
iGaming Academy is a leading provider of customised courses along with training and development programmes for existing and start-up iGaming operators and is a sister company of Pentasia, the confidential recruitment consultants.
Christel Sommervold, Director for iGaming Academy, approached GamCare last year with a firm conviction that responsible gaming courses were key to tackling some of the more negative aspects associated with the industry.
“Potential iGaming customers are becoming ever more aware of responsible gaming and are increasingly looking for those operators that they feel they can place their trust in,” said Sommervold.
”This has a knock-on effect for the sector as a whole as the more the leading operators look to differentiate themselves through introducing responsible gaming initiatives the more the bar gets raised for the rest.
”As an educational establishment, it is our duty to raise awareness among iGaming staff and one of the best ways of doing that is to sit down with experts like GamCare and get their feedback on the actual content of the courses we are operating.”
”By accrediting the responsible gaming training that iGaming Academy provides, we hope to improve access to and uptake of the GamCare Certification programme, in turn helping us to improve the extent and adoption of player protection policy and practice across industry,” said Andrew Poole of GamCare.
“We are very happy to have received GamCare’s accreditation for our responsible gaming course as it demonstrates our strength and knowledge in responsible gaming,” said Linda Aklundh, Head of Corporate Responsibility for iGaming Academy.
”We already apply corporate responsibility to our own mission and values and intend to expand and develop our corporate responsibility department to give the industry a broader range of training courses over the coming months.”