Microgaming PlayItForward has donated £12,680 to YGAM, helping the charity expand its gambling-related harm prevention programme to the Isle of Man.
The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is an independent UK registered charity focused on raising awareness of gambling and gambling-related harm among young people through its accredited educational programme. Over the past three years, the charity has delivered workshops across the UK as well as Malta, Gibraltar and the Netherlands.
The software developers’s donation will enable the charity to bring its programme to the Isle of Man to work with schools and the local government to deliver its established Train the Trainer workshops.
“Promoting responsible gaming and supporting our local community are hugely important to us, so we were naturally keen to support YGAM in extending its accredited programme to the Isle of Man,” said Kimberley Broad, head of compliance at Microgaming.
Broad said she was “very impressed by the work the charity’s success and is looking forward to supporting its work n the island.
The series of workshops will be aimed at teachers, youth workers and community volunteers and will have a focus on developing digital resilience among young people. In addition, Microgaming will be collaborating with the YGAM team to facilitate the delivery of bespoke accredited training around player protection.
“Microgaming and YGAM have been keen to collaborate and this project provides a perfect opportunity to take our education programmes to the Isle of Man,” said Lee Willows, chief executive at YGAM.
“We are hugely grateful for the donation from Microgaming PlayItForward as we believe taking our programmes to the Isle of Man will enable us to engage with another professional (teaching) audience and gain valuable feedback on the relevance and educational content.”