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The MGA publishes a study to better understand the existing skills gap in the gaming industry for the year 2018

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The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), through its Information & Research Unit, has conducted a survey (second of its kind) among its licensed remote gaming operators in order to obtain a better understanding of the existing skills gap in the gaming industry.

This report highlights the key findings of a survey carried out by the MGA in 2019 (for 2018) and outlines the main elements of similarity and contrast with the results of the previous survey, where relevant.

The following are the key highlights from this survey:

  • A total of 730 unfilled positions have been reported by the online gaming companies in Malta as at the end of 2018;
  • 68% of unfilled vacancies are primarily at the operational level;
  • The majority (69%) of the vacancies remained unfilled for no more than three months;
  • Lack of work experience (28%), competition from other firms (27%) and lack of qualifications (21%) are the main reasons for unfilled vacancies;
  • According to the survey results, more than one-third of the operators recruit personnel employed by other firms in the sector;
  • 35% of firms engage in in-house training activities or mentoring in order to tackle skill shortages;
  • The recruitment of workers immediately after the completion of their formal education was reported by 9% of the surveyed firms, confirming the potentially stronger role which could be played by educational institutions;
  • Several policy efforts have been made to ensure that training courses are aligned with the industry’s needs. In 2017, the European Gaming Institute of Malta (EGIM) was launched following an agreement signed between the MGA and Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). In 2018, 56 students applied for the iGaming Diploma at MCAST, and an additional 43 enrolled between January and mid-November 2019;
  • By mid-November 2019, 58 students enrolled for the Award in iGaming course at the iGaming Academy – a joint collaboration between the MCAST and EGIM;
  • In 2019, 21 students were selected and matched with seven companies through the Gaming Malta’s Student Placement Programme, an initiative that aims to reduce the mismatch which exists between the supply and demand for gaming skills in the Maltese labour market; and
  • The majority of the surveyed companies expressed their satisfaction with the training offerings in Malta; however, between 15% and 20% of the respondents indicated that more needs to be done with respect to the availability, quality and value for money of the training opportunities in Malta.

The survey which reflects responses received from 238 individual respondents (companies) looks at the size, nature and causes of unfilled vacancies, the recruitment strategies of the respondents, training and development activities as well as the educational offering to the online gaming industry in Malta.

The MGA’s Chief Officer of Finance & Programme Management, responsible for the Information & Research Unit, Peter Spiteri said:

“We are pleased to publish the second paper on the Skill Gap Affecting the Online Gaming Industry with a view to shed light on the current state of play regarding human capital found on the island.

Recent figures published by MGA through its Interim Performance Report indicate that 69% of employees in the online gaming sector are non-Maltese, highlighting the need for expatriate workers to sustain the ever-increasing demand of the industry.

Whilst acknowledging that significant milestones have been achieved through the establishment of the European Gaming Institute of Malta as well as Gaming Malta’s Student Placement Programme initiative, the study indicates that there is significant potential for the local educational system to contribute in addressing the continuous thirst of the industry for a skilled workforce.”

A full copy of the survey can be downloaded from here.

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Playson Reports Great Success at ICE London 2020

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Casino software provider Playson has reported great success at ICE London 2020.

This year was the company’s busiest ICE yet, with 85 pre-scheduled appointments and more than a dozen on the spot meetings each day at February’s massive event held at ExCel London.

The Playson stand at ICE welcomed over 1000 delegates including several of the trade news media, all eager to learn about the exciting products. The supplier’s impressive range of engagement tools were on display along with its ever-burgeoning slot portfolio, which includes hits such as Fruit Xtreme and Red Chilli Wins.

Playson also hosted its ICE London 2020 Tournament, with a new game Playson game featured every day at the stand and one lucky player taking home a set of Apple AirPods every day.

“This year’s ICE London 2020 was a huge success and our stand was a hive of activity for the whole event. We look forward to next year which will see us returning bigger and better than ever!” Alex Ivshin, CEO of Playson, said.

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Red Rake Gaming releases on Wildz Online Casino

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Innovative casino content provider, Red Rake Gaming, has launched its games with a new comer to the market, Wildz Online Casino.

Wildz Online Casino, launched in 2019, has grown at an incredible rate since its inception and has clearly resonated with its target markets through its focus on delivering the best player experience and rich content offering. By building its foundations on new technology, it delivers speedy response rates and real-time rewards for its players which has resulted in tremendous growth across multiple markets.

The partnership will see Wildz Online Casino accessing all the top performing games delivered by Red Rake Gaming to its players including key titles such as Super12Stars, which is an action packed slot with multiple feature and bonus rounds, Tiger & Dragon – the slot that give players 1 million ways to win – and the cluster slot, Gustav Minebuster, giving players the chance to win 20000x.

Red Rake Gaming’s key focus is on delivering engaging and innovative content to its partners and 2020 will be no exception with a packed roadmap lined up. With firm commitment to its partners, Red Rake Gaming continues to strive in delivering what operators and players want demonstrated by the recent release of the progressive tournament tool which is causing a stir within Red Rake Gaming client network.

Nick Barr, Managing Director for Red Rake’s Malta operations, commented on this partnership, saying: “We are thrilled to be working with the Wildz team and it’s incredible to see what they have achieved in such a short period of time. We are very much looking forward to being a part of their continued growth and delivery of an industry leading casino”.

Tony Kjaldstrom, COO at Rootz comment: “We are pleased to join forces with Red Rake Gaming to offer their game lineup at Wildz Online Casino. Red Rake Gaming delivers quality titles that will be a welcome addition to our casino. In particular, the replay feature on Red Rake’s titles will be sure to generate interest, especially among seasoned casino players. However, more important than these extra features is the overall quality of the games themselves. In that regard, Red Rake Gaming absolutely delivers. Welcome aboard!”.

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Great list of live cricket online free – 1xBet

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