The American Gaming Association (AGA), in partnership with RG24seven Virtual Training, launched a first-of-its-kind, free online training to educate gaming industry employees on how to combat human trafficking. The announcement comes on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Available to all gaming companies beginning today, the free training is based on AGA’s Guide to Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking and draws on expertise from AGA’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, nonprofits and law enforcement.
“Combating human trafficking is integral to our industry’s commitment to the communities in which we operate. The AGA is proud to lead the industry’s fight against this abhorrent crime and this free training empowers employees at all levels to spot and prevent cases of human trafficking,” Alex Costello, VP of Government Relations at AGA, said.
“Responsibility in gaming means more than promoting safer gambling—it means a commitment to all forms of customer and community safety. We’re honored to work with the AGA and advance the gaming industry’s efforts with the launch of today’s training,” said RG24seven CEO Wendy Anderson.
Presented by AGA and industry experts, the training utilizes videos and quizzes to educate learners, who will receive a verified certificate upon successful completion.
In addition to launching the training, the AGA is participating in Human Trafficking Prevention Month with the release of an updated gaming-specific toolkit for combating human trafficking. AGA representatives will also be participating in anti-trafficking events throughout the month hosted by the University of Maryland’s SAFE Center, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Countering Human Trafficking, and a congressional briefing hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.