The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has joined the All-in Diversity Project as part of its efforts to work towards a more inclusive gaming sector.

The MGC is the first regulator to have been named as a participating partner. It will join a list of suppliers and operators which have already backed the project, including Microgaming, Gaming Innovation Group, IGT, Kindred Group and Paddy Power Betfair.

"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," said MGC director of workforce, supplier and diversity development Jill Griffin. "We're 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."

Formed by Kelly Kehn and Christina Thakor-Rankin, the initiative's main objective is to establish a global industry standard index designed to be the definitive benchmarking tool for measuring diversity and inclusion in the sector.

The project will provide annual reports on progress, in addition to best practice recommendations to improve diversity and inclusion within the industry in areas such as corporate governance, recruitment and equal pay.

"We launched the project believing that collaboration amongst educators, regulators and operators was essential for change," said Kehn. "I'm proud to say that we are taking another step forward with the MGC on board."

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