SMP eGaming is calling on all online gambling operators to take a more proactive approach to player protection, as the firm reveals plans for the upcoming Responsible Gambling Week.
Taking place November 7-13, the online gaming compliance division of SMP Group is unlocking its responsible gambling courses for the entire seven days, as it encourages operators globally to make a long lasting impact.
Undertaken through the SMP Compliance Academy, the courses will cover key jurisdictions such as the Isle of Man, UK, Malta and Sweden and will provide organisations with training for their entire workforce across areas such as social responsibility, protecting 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 courses, it is hoped that companies will learn fundamental skills such as how to recognise the signs of problem gambling.
Furthermore, guidance will also be provided on how operators should assist problem gamblers, as well as the various jurisdictional authority requirements which can help them take steps towards a more robust responsible gambling framework.
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.”