The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has become the first US regulatory body, to join the growing ranks of industry diversity, equality and inclusion program – The All-in Diversity Project.
MGC leadership supports All-in Diversity initiatives and best practices, seeking to develop a more inclusive global gambling/betting sector for all participating stakeholders.
Joining the All-in Diversity program the MGC will enhance its diversity framework, focusing on strengthening inclusivity and employee equality directives across all stages of casino development; design, construction and operations
MGC Director of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development Jill Griffin said, “The Commission is steadfast in its mission to ensure the gaming industry in Massachusetts is inclusive and provides opportunities that reflect the diversity of the Commonwealth.” Griffin added, “
MGC is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with our global partners on this important initiative to identify and share the gaming industry’s most promising practices to ensure economic benefit for all.”
The Massachusetts gaming law, is recognized as one of the most innovative gaming laws in the United States, prioritizes diversity and inclusion by requiring:
- Casinos to establish training programs that promote the development of a skilled and diverse workforce; and regularly provide to the Commission detailed, statistical reports on the diversity of their workforce and vendor contracting
- Casino developers to set diversity hiring goals and submit strategic plans to develop a diverse workforce that provides employment opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed; and
- Diversity contracting goals and submit strategic plans for utilizing minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses to participate as contractors in all stages of building their gaming establishments (design, construction, and operation).
Co-Founder of the All-In Diversity Project Kelly Kehn backed MGC as a new partner commenting “We launched the Project believing that collaboration amongst educators, regulators and operators was essential for change. I’m proud to say that we are taking another step forward with the MGC on board.”