Isle of Man Launch First Online Gaming Course

Published September 30, 2010 by OCR Editor

Isle of Man Launch First Online Gaming Course

The island serves as the base for operations of many online gambling companies.

The Isle of Man and Hamblin Employment Group today launched the island's first ever e-Gaming course, aimed at those wanting to enter the rapidly growing online gambling industry.

The e-Gaming sector is one of the biggest areas of growth on the island, with over 600 of its approximately 80,000 inhabitants employed in various roles in the industry.

The e-Gaming Foundation Course ran for three days from September 21-23, and included four modules that taught participants about the sector, potential employers and about the risks and social responsibilities of e-Gaming.

The Isle of Man's Department for Economic Development has funded 50% of the course fee for each participant, underlying the importance of the industry to the tiny island, situated in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.

The island has been a haven for online gambling companies ever since becoming one of the first companies to pass a law protecting player rights way back in 2001. Many major companies, including Microgaming and Playtech, now do business there.

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