Today, March 8th 2021, marks International Women’s Day 2021, a global event that is designed to bring about a gender equal world and raise awareness to stop bias and bring action on equality.
Celebrations and messages of support have been broadcast today from many corporations in the gaming industry from gambling operators to software providers and hospitality companies.
Below we take a look at some of these messages from the gaming industry and look at how companies are raising awareness for a gender equal world with the celebration of women’s achievements and increased visibility in the gaming industry and beyond.
Digitain, a flexible sportsbook platform and iGaming solutions provider said: Happy Women’s day to the strong, beautiful, funny and incredible women! May the marvellous feminine energy cover our world with its warmth and greatness. All the best wishes to you on this special day!
Software developer Wazdan celebrated the day with messages of support and used the event to plug some of its female online slot characters: Happy Women’s Day! We are always happy to design and create charismatic female characters for our slots. Feel free to check out the stories of Clover Lady, Yingtai from Butterfly Lovers, and Aphrodite from the Power of Gods: The Pantheon. Have a lovely day!
Entain, one of the biggest sports betting and gaming companies across the globe broadcast messages of support by announcing a new initiative for the gaming industry: We are pleased to announce a new initiative in partnership with Girls Who Code. The Entain Foundation is making a considerable donation to Girls Who Code in a bid to support young women interested in building careers within science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
LeoVegas, one of the largest gaming corporations in Europe was called by activist, academic and public speaker Amy Camilleri Zahra for celebrations of International Women’s Day and to talk about her journey: Today at LeoVegas Group, we had Amy Camilleri Zahra join us for a call in celebration of International Women’s Day! An Activist, Academic and Public Speaker, Amy shared with us her journey these past few years and how Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. It was great listening to her. One of the questions we asked was, If you had to share with us one suggestion to young leaders, what would it be? To which she answered I have learnt that I can only focus on the things that are within my control and in order to move forward it is best to embrace the fact that parts of life are inevitably uncertain!
Additional messages of support poured in from Microgaming: Today and always we celebrate the innovative and inspirational women who make our business and this industry a thriving and exciting one to be a part of. In honour of International Women’s Day, we invite you to tag someone who has inspired you in the comments below, sharing a line or two about how they’ve influenced, motivated, or encouraged you, however big or small, so we can highlight and celebrate them together!
Leading software provider Playtech also shared their celebratory messages with the world on this special day: Celebrating International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us to show our commitment in helping forge a diverse, inclusive, and gender-equal world. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. A challenged world is an alert world and together we can recognise the achievements of women and men at work and in life, not just today but every day.
Stakelogic also said where there is a woman, there is magic. We at Stakelogic would like to take this time to truly thank & appreciate all the women in our lives on this special day!
Last but not least of this highlight, leading slot and live casino provider Pragmatic Play celebrated today by donating to Malta based foundation Women for Women: Today, we’re celebrating the success, strength, and rights of women. Pragmatic Play has made a €5,000 donation to the “Women for Women” Foundation in Malta, an online community that includes no less than 40,000 members from all over the globe. Their purpose is to support women and girls through the funding of education, emergency financial aid and the promotion of gender equality. We’re delighted to announce that Pragmatic Play is also a Platinum Sponsor for the celebratory event hosted by the foundation that takes place today.