Latest report from body shows decrease in women occupying managerial roles across 32 companies worldwide
Gambling workforces are made up of less than four women for every 10 employees, according to new research from industry-driven initiative All In Diversity.
The benchmarking organisation released its annual report today, 1 November, which showed that out of the 32 companies that took part in the research, women make up just 39% of the combined workforce.
The report covered companies from 21 jurisdictions, with more than 80,000 employees in total taken into consideration.
All In Diversity said this was the biggest reported gap between men and women in the survey’s history.
Male employees made up 60.5% of the total workforce, with non-binary staffers representing 0.5% and people identifying as ‘other’ also making up 0.5%.
At executive board level, the research revealed 71% of execs were men, with 29% identifying as women.
At non-executive board level, the same ratio is present, although this represents a slip from last year when women made up 32% of non-executive board roles.
Across companies, 21% of respondents classed themselves of white European descent. People from both African descent and Asian descent represented 11% of staff, respectively.
Elsewhere, the report showed just 42% of companies collected data on gender pay gaps, while none of the companies had data to hand on ethnicity pay gaps.
All In Diversity said: “The impact of the great resignation and the rise of sports betting has led to a noticeable drop in the numbers of women at the manager level and above.
“This poses short- and long-term risks for the industry, not only reputationally, but in the case of the ‘Women on Boards’ directive and other gender equality laws will leave organisations at risk of non-compliance due to the demand for qualified skills and experience in the next few years being greater than supply.
“Undoubtedly, the shift in the ratio of males to females over the last few years is linked to the rise in sports betting, but as operators become more alert to the growth in female sports and sports bettors as with other female-centric products, they will need to change the profile of their sportsbook teams in order to engage with this new non-male demographic,” the organisation concluded.