iGaming Academy Sign Rubik Talent Deal To Address ‘Digital Talent Shortage’

The iGaming Academy has formed a new cooperation with Rubik Talent, based in the United Kingdom, to solve the “digital talent shortage” in the iGaming business.

Rubik graduate trainees will receive a “industry focused iGaming education” as part of the deal before moving on to full stack software development or data engineering as part of the Rubik Academy.

Mass digitisation and global expansion

The two companies said in a joint statement: “The iGaming industry is going through mass digitisation and global expansion as a result of modernising legislation and COVID-19. This combined industry and technology-focused training will be the first of its kind in the iGaming industry.”

The collaboration reaffirms iGaming Academy and Rubik’s commitment to expanding professional options for “underrepresented groups” and increasing diversity and inclusion in the industry.

It comes after a research by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) revealed that the iGaming industry has been hit particularly hard by a skills deficit.

According to the report, the country’s iGaming business has 781 vacant positions in 2018. This equated to one out of every eight employees, according to the regulator.