GamCare Accredits Employee Training Program

4 June 2008

iGaming Academy, a Malta-based provider of training programs for iGaming operators, has obtained certification from GamCare, the UK problem gambling charity.

Founded in 2006, iGaming Academy believes improved education of betting industry employees is essential to tackling some of the public's negative perception of the iGaming industry.

"Potential iGaming customers are becoming ever more aware of resonsible gaming and are increasingly looking for those operators that they feel they can place their trust in," said Christel Sommervold, the Academy's director.

"This has a knock on effect for the sector as a whole as more of the leading operators look to differentiate themselves through introducing responsible gaming initiatives, the more the bar gets raised for the rest."

Gamcare applauds the Academy's efforts and hopes its accreditation will foster better industry-wide practice.

"By accrediting the responsible gaming training that iGA 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 GamCare's Andrew Poole.

iGaming Academy offers training courses in traditional classroom style, in work-shop environments and online with a range of interactive applications. The Academy is a sister company to recruitment consultancy Pentasia.