Canada’s All-In Diversity Project has recently announced that it will be collaborating with The Responsible Gambling Council of Canada, an organization that is considered to be one of the leading authorities on the prevention of problem gambling in the world. It will now also be the very first Canadian organization to partner with the All-In Diversity Project.
Most recently the All-In Diversity Project teamed up with Malta Gaming Authority making it the second global online gaming operator to pull off such a move. Both the gaming regulator and the diversity project have a shared vision which is to bring diversity and inclusion in their respective jurisdictions with the main aim being to create a safe and sustainable environment for everyone.
The All-In Diversity Project has acknowledged that diversity and inclusion are every-day discussion topics and therefore it will all the help it can get if it is to succeed at advancing the agenda. The organization has even commissioned studies that have found that a diverse workforce can play a huge role in bettering the bottom line and product delivery for companies. Now, the next logical step is to ensure collaboration is fostered in order to make the industry more inclusive.
How It Will Work
The partnership between the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada and the All-In Diversity Project is a huge step in the right direction and it will involve the utilization of research, data as well as responsibility in an effort to ensure the future of business in more inclusive and diverse.
According to Christina Thakor-Ranking, the co-founder of the All-In Diversity Project, the industry has already done outstanding work when it comes to responsible gambling and the reduction of risks associated with gambling-related harm. Most of these efforts have relied solely on the behaviors of specific socio-cultural groupings – while there is no issue with this approach, it would be great to explore diversity, inclusion as well as the lack of social, economic, cultural awareness and how “unconscious bias can lead to ‘blind spots’ in our approaches to social responsibility and harm minimization”
As an integral part of the partnership, the All-In Diversity Project and the RGC will try to find ways to ensure that the industry can keep operating albeit with all the consumer protections available. This is particularly important for the RGC since “understanding the needs and interests of people from different backgrounds enables RGC to offer regulators, operators, and players, across the globe, relevant and meaningful responsible gambling strategies and programs”