Bwin.Party Signs GeoComply as Geolocation Services Provider

July 9, 2013
Bwin.Party Signs GeoComply as Geolocation Services Provider

As first reported by PRWeb on Monday, bwin.Party has selected GeoComply to provide geolocation services to both PC and mobile phone users in the United States. This move is ahead of the company going live with online poker services in Atlantic City later this year and in anticipation of other states legalizing the game in the future.

GeoComply currently holds a Class III license in Nevada that permits them to offer geolocation services to online poker providers in the state. In addition, the company has applied for a license to provide similar services in New Jersey.

Geolocation is essentially what online poker sites use to determine the geographic location of a particular object. In the case of online poker, geolocation services help websites to determine where a player is located. For example, if a player from Arizona tries to apply for an online poker account in Nevada, geolocation would pinpoint the player’s location and prevent the user from being able to signup for the account.

According to a press release issued by the company, they were selected by bwin.Party because of their “ability to deliver on the high standards of compliance required by regulators in the United States.”

Geocomply USA’s CEO Anna Sainsbury heralded the deal stating that “We are thrilled to have won this tender and to now be working with in such an exciting new market,” said Anna Sainsbury, Chief Executive Officer for GeoComply USA.

As a specialist company focused on the iGaming space, we are very much looking forward to assisting in delivering to the gold standard of iGaming compliance in geolocation technologies.”

With a solid geolocation service provider on board, bwin.Party has helped to solidify their online gaming package offering to any potential clients in the future. With federal online poker legalization still looking to be a ways off, moves like this will help bwin.Party to compete when other states legalize poker and iGaming in the future.

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