AGA supports training legislation to combat human trafficking

The proposal would establish a certification program.

United States.- The American Gaming Association has thrown its support behind a bill aimed at combating human trafficking. The bill, introduced by Representatives David Valadao of California and Troy Carter of Louisiana, seeks to establish a certification program under the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to reward employers who train their employees to identify and combat human trafficking.

Representative Valadao highlighted the prevalence of human trafficking in California, which particularly affects communities in the Central Valley. He stressed the importance of training employees in industries such as entertainment, hospitality and transportation to recognize the signs and intervene effectively.

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During Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, AGA partnered with RG24seven Virtual Training to launch an online training program offering free training to gaming industry employees through videos and quizzes.