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Internet gaming group Microgaming has used their PlayItForward charity group to donate £12,680 to the Young Gamblers Education Trust in an effort to expand the program.
The Young Gamblers Education Trust is based out of the UK and focuses on raising awareness of the harm that gambling can cause among young people. The group puts on workshops throughout Europe, and is accredited by outside groups to deliver materials to teachers and youth workers to identify and assist in problem betting behaviors.
Commenting on the donation Microgaming Head of Compliance Kimberley Broad said, "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. We have been very impressed with the charity's success on building a programme that focuses on increasing awareness and resilience against gambling-related harm and we look forward to supporting them delivering the vital training workshops in the island."
YGAM CEO Lee Willows added: "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, while at the same time work with Microgaming to deliver our accredited and authentic training.
'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."