SMP eGaming calls on all online gambling companies to take a more proactive approach to the safety of players as the organisation announces plans for the next Responsible Gaming Week.
SMP Group’s online gaming enforcement division is opening its responsible gambling courses for the entire seven-day duration, taking place on November 7-13, as it enables global operators to have a long-lasting impact.
The programs, offered through the SMP Enforcement Academy, will cover key jurisdictions such as the Isle of Man, UK, Malta and Sweden and provide guidance for organisations for their entire workforce in fields such as social responsibility, the safety of minors and gambling management tools.
“Responsible gambling is absolutely the most important factor for online gambling operators to get right,” noted Ted Pepper, managing director of SMP eGaming.
“We are fully committed to helping the industry improve standards and better protect players and we are unlocking our courses to make these vital learnings accessible to all.”
Through these programs, businesses are expected to learn basic skills such as how to identify the symptoms of gambling problem.
In addition, advice will be given on how operators can support problem gamblers as well as the different requirements of the jurisdictional authority that can help them take action towards a more stable and responsible gambling system.
Gemma Jones, business development manager, explained: “I am looking forward to meeting both our current and prospective clients to raise awareness of responsible gambling and demonstrating how important it is to both organisations and operators.
“They need to embed this in their daily practices, in order to protect their players and through our courses, we hope to demonstrate how easily this can be achieved.
“Responsible gambling is a global commitment and we know that different jurisdictions have different requirements and guidelines that operators should adhere to.
“By unlocking our courses for this week, we aim to educate operators and suppliers as to what is required in each market and help them to develop an international culture of responsible gambling.”