Publish: 24.02.2018

IGT make waves with new All-in Diversity Project

IGT continues to go from strength to strength both within the online casinos and behind the scenes
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IGT has long been a favourite game developer of the audience in Canada. Their latest move has taken place behind the scenes of the online casinos. IGT has announced that they are a founding member and participant of the All-in Diversity Project.

The project championed by IGT is a not-for-profit, industry-driven initiative. It aims for the global gaming and betting sectors to become more inclusive. It will also emphasize diversity and equality. To do this, the All-in Diversity Project will measure data. They will also support an objective discussion on diversity. They aim to be recognized as a global resource for gender, diversity, and inclusion in the sector.

This announcement comes at a time when the gambling industry has been put under scrutiny. So IGT championing this project is a great move for them and the industry. IGT will continue to provide great games to online casinos in Canada as well as provide a better work environment.

All-in Diversity Project amidst scrutiny

The All-in Diversity Project will provide progress updates year-on-year. They will also make recommendations on the industry’s practices and policies. Through research and practice, the project aims to make the industry more inclusive and diverse.

IGT vice president of diversity and inclusion Kim Barker Lee is keen to see the project adapted to the industry. Lee said that because the gaming industry is unique, it needs its own benchmarking to yield applicable data. The project needs to open the discussion about diversity. It also needs to offer improvement opportunities.

This announcement comes while the gambling industry is under scrutiny for sexist behaviour. The ICE Totally Gaming 2018 event was the focus of the scrutiny. With pole dancers and hostesses prominent at the event, the industry’s image has become strained. So, IGT’s positive moves will do good to help better the industry’s image. The All-in Diversity Project will help to improve the industry.

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What this means for online casino players

IGT launching this major project will help to better the industry’s image. It will also better the work environment behind the scenes for many. With this project, more people will be open to playing games at online casinos.

IGT has earned a lot of good faith through this project. It will undeniably result in players of Canada seeing them in an even better light. It wasn’t IGT’s aim, but players in Canada will appreciate their efforts. So, IGT casinos like Casumo and Guts may see an uptick in players from Canada on their IGT games.

Check out all the latest games from IGT at the top online casinos in Canada, such as Kaboo and William Hill.

 

Calvin Ayre: https://calvinayre.com/2018/02/22/press-releases/igt-champions-inclusion-across-gaming-industry-founding-member-diversity-project/

All-in Diversity Project: http://allindiversityproject.com/

IGT: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=119000&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2333522

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/07/ice-totally-gambling-conference-fails-to-crack-down-on-sexism