The All-In Diversity Project recently released its fourth annual All-Index Report, which examines diversity and inclusion in the industry. Co-founded by Kelly Kehn and Christina Thakor-Rankin, the project aims to benchmark the representation of different demographics in the industry.
The report revealed a significant gender gap, with 65% of employees being male and only 35% being female. This marks an increase from the previous year’s split of 56% male and 44% female. Non-binary employees made up 0.02% of the workforce, with their presence first being recorded in the report the previous year.
Moving forward, the All-In Diversity Project emphasized the importance of ensuring gender equality policies do not unintentionally discriminate against those who do not identify as male or female.
The study encompassed 32 organizations across 21 jurisdictions, totaling over 80,000 employees. It found that 22% of the organizations were operators, 37.5% were suppliers, and 41% were large or publicly-traded companies.
The increasing gender gap was attributed to the growing prevalence of sports betting products in regulated countries, such as the US, Canada, and Brazil, as well as the impact of Covid-19. A separate study by All-In, the International Betting Integrity Association, Entain, Flutter, and Stats Perform revealed an increase in women placing bets.
This year’s report also expanded its focus beyond gender, incorporating diversity in various forms including race, ethnicity, sexuality, and age. Regarding other recorded characteristics, 93.1% of participants indicated recording age, 27.5% recorded sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), and 31.0% recorded visible disabilities.
The All-Index also delved into the topic of hybrid work, with 88% of respondents stating they offer a mix of office and remote working for their staff, a significant increase from the previous report’s 70%. The report emphasized that while many organizations have embraced some form of remote or hybrid working, there is no established “new normal” yet.
Overall, the All-Index Report painted a comprehensive picture of the state of diversity and inclusion in the industry, highlighting areas for improvement and continued efforts to ensure equal representation and opportunities for all individuals.