scientific games expands openbet us compliance dynamics geocomply

by 01.05.2018 0 comments

Nasdaq-listed industry technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced that it will utilise geo-location software GeoComply in anticipation of regulated sports betting being legalized in the United States.

Preparing for the potential repeal of federal PASPA laws, SGC will install GeoComply’s solution within its OpenBet sportsbook platform network, which services the industry’s largest amount of operators.

“Scientific Games has been a long-time partner of GeoComply since the onset of U.S.-regulated iGaming, having first gone live with our geolocation technology in New Jersey in 2013,” states GeoComply USA CEO Anna Sainsbury.

“As a market innovator, they have taken the initiative to anticipate the U.S. sports betting market’s regulatory needs by integrating our geofencing capabilities into their products. This move ideally positions Scientific Games as the industry awaits the Supreme Court decision on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).”

Expanding SGC’s compliance capabilities, GeoComply software will verify a player’s wager is placed from a location authorized for legal sports betting, to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

Confirming the partnership, Quinton Singleton, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Government Affairs of SG Digital, said:

“Having recently announced that our sports betting solution is already under review by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Scientific Games sees itself at the forefront of the industry to mobilize and offer live online sports wagering as soon as the law permits. GeoComply’s technology is key for preparing and licensing our solution in such a highly anticipated time in our industry.”

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