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iovation Research Finds People in U.S. are Taking More Evasive Measures Than Others Worldwide to Gamble Online

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According to iovation, gambling transactions from the U.S. are using evasion techniques 119 percent more than those internationally

 

iovation, a TransUnion company, released findings that show how people in the U.S. are bypassing system controls on gambling websites and apps.

The iovation analysis found that 4.13 percent of online gambling transactions originating from the United States, predominantly to European gambling operators, used evasion techniques such as trying to hide their location. This is 119 percent higher than iovation’s finding that 1.89 percent of online gambling transactions from outside the U.S. used evasion techniques. In many countries and states, online casinos are restricted from accepting payments from U.S. citizens and therefore are unable to offer them gambling services.

“There is indeed a pent-up demand in the U.S., where gamblers will go to rather extreme measures to try to get around restrictions to become a customer of a foreign gambling site,” said iovation Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Co-Founder, Jon Karl.

Some of the most glaring types of evasion techniques iovation has detected with online gambling transactions include:

  • The use of the Tor Browser: Tor is a privacy protocol that is intended to help people browse the Internet anonymously.
  • Hiding behind a proxy: Accessing the Internet through a proxy, a service that masks users’ actual browser data, makes it more difficult to locate a user by means of an IP address.
  • Geolocation mismatch: A person isn’t in the same time zone as their device displays.

“Device intelligence has proven effective at detecting customers trying to play on gambling sites from which they are restricted,” Karl continued. “This will be essential for gambling operators launching in the U.S. that will need to comply with interstate regulations and limit play by geographic boundaries.”

With the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn. et al giving power to individual states to regulate sports betting, many states have introduced, or plan to introduce, legislation to legalize online sports gambling. Today there are a handful of states where online betting is authorized, with the highest profile being Nevada and New Jersey. With online gambling laws varying from state to state, gambling operators must be able to tell whether or not someone is placing a bet from inside a state where online betting has been legalized.

Methodology
iovation came to its conclusions by analyzing the more than half a billion online transactions it evaluated for its global gambling customers from March 2018 to March 2019. Those operators use iovation’s intelligence based on its experience with nearly 6 billion devices, insight into unique device behavioral patterns and cryptographically secure multifactor authentication methods to fight fraud, maintain security and ensure compliance.

iovation will discuss its findings at the ICE North America gambling conference that is underway in Boston at booth D50 or in two separate sessions today at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. For other iovation intelligence about online gambling trends, read iovation’s 2019 Gambling Industry Report.

 

About iovation:
iovation, a TransUnion company, was founded with a simple guiding mission: to make the Internet a safer place for people to conduct business. Since 2004, the company has been delivering against that goal, helping brands protect and engage their customers, and keeping them secure in the complex digital world. Armed with the world’s largest and most precise database of reputation insights and cryptographically secure multifactor authentication methods, iovation safeguards tens of millions of digital transactions each day.

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Week 21 slot games releases

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This week’s latest slot game releases!

 

Relax Gaming, the new-breed content provider and distribution platform, has laid down a disruptive marker with the unveiling of two new branded Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) slot titles, Let’s Get Ready To Rumble® and It’s Time®. The games will feature the likenesses and catchphrases from world-famous ring announcers Michael “The Voice Of Champions” Buffer and Bruce “The Voice Of MMA” Buffer. Michael will lend his iconic delivery to Let’s Get Ready to Rumble®, while Bruce’s unmistakeable delivery of MMA’s most recognisable phrase will feature in It’s Time®.

Relax Gaming Announces Let’s Get Ready to Rumble® and It’s Time® In First Branded Content Deal

 

Explore the cultural richness and mystical Chinese totems with BF Games’ new slot Taste of China. Starring the mischievous Buddha Arhat, the game features traditional Chinese symbols including dragons, red lanterns, and pagodas that offer players the chance to win big. Landing three goldfish scatter symbols rewards 12 free spins while wilds and super symbols trigger bonus rounds and multipliers. The 5×3 video slot has a medium volatility, offering plenty of opportunities for players to be rewarded as they spin the colourful reel.

BF Games  with Taste of China slot

 

Microgaming has introduced Reel Splitter, a fresh take on the vintage fruit slot experience. The slot is developed by Just For The Win exclusively for Microgaming. Reel Splitter is a new four-reel slot with 81 ways and a host of heavy hitting features, including wilds, free spins and reel split respins. Reel Splitter’s classic slot design is elevated with an assortment of boldly colourful fruit symbols and a timelessly smooth soundtrack.

Microgaming - Reel Splitter

 

OneTouch has released its latest blockbuster slot game, the Japanese-themed Sumo Showdown. The 4×4 grid game, featuring 10 payways, is the second slot from the innovative provider and follows the success of its debut game Juicy 7 unveiled in November this year. Sumo Showdown centres on the ancient Japanese sport of Sumo wrestling with gargantuan warriors filling the reels and helping players to massive wins. Alongside the giants of the ring, the reels are packed with traditional oriental symbols including bonsai trees and a panoramic view of Mount Fuji.

OneTouch - Sumo Showdown

 

Immerse yourself in Booming Games’ latest and greatest, ‘Wild Ocean’. Shane Cotter, Booming Games Director of Product, says “This 5×3 medium volatility slot will hook all player groups, with our wildest Free Spins yet as our wild sharks swim their way across the reels to join the feeding frenzy.” Put the feelers out for our 2-Way-Pay squid. One sighting of this underwater alien means 5 spins with double the chances to win. Meanwhile, win up to twenty times your bet with our Octopus Wheel of Fortune.

Booming Games - Wild Ocean

 

he character of notorious gangster El Patrón, the brutal boss of the Medellin Cartel, takes centre stage in NetEnt’s latest blockbuster branded title, Narcos. Based on the multi-award-winning crime drama from Gaumont, the five-reel, three-row video slot with 243 bet ways has the battle between the police, DEA and drug lords as its backdrop. It is set in the 1980s, as the scale and influence of the drug war reached its peak. Narcos comes with Free Spins, where on every spin there is a chance that one or more high value symbols turn into Wilds. When Wilds are part of a win, they start walking the reel moving one step to the left with every spin which gives this game potential high-stakes pay-outs.

NetEnt-Narcos video slot

 

Pragmatic Play, one of the leading software providers for video slots, live casino and bingo, has released its treasure-filled new slot, Pirate Gold. The 5×4 video slot is set on the high seas, and has reels filled with symbols from the golden age of piracy, including maps, spyglasses, parrots and pieces of eight. Pirate Gold’s bonus feature transports players to the treacherous and stormy seas, and can be triggered by landing three compass symbols, which award free spins. Pirates act as wilds on the reels, and bags of treasure can launch a respin feature.

Pragmatic Play - Pirate Gold

 

Yggdrasil, has released its latest adventure slot, Jackpot Raiders, promising to take players on an epic journey in search of hidden treasure. The feature-rich, 5-reel video slot contains two different Free Spin modes, two bonus games, as well as five jackpots. With several interactive choices throughout the game, players can be ensured that no two gaming sessions are alike. When the Treasure Hunt Bonus Game is triggered, players have the choice of selecting from two-fearless adventurers, the wise and travelled Bear and the brave and intrepid Sam, both of whom will stop at nothing to locate the treasures of the legendary Sunken City.

Yggdrasil invites players on an intrepid journey in Jackpot Raiders

 

iSoftBet, is taking players on an exhilarating trip of a lifetime to Nevada, the home of gambling, to try their luck on its latest title Vegas High Roller. This 5-reel, 10-line game features stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, perfectly capturing the thrilling experience of the world-famous Las Vegas slots. To add to the excitement, three or more Scatter symbols will award High Roller Free Spins, with seven, 10 or 15 free spins up for grabs and a chance to cash in your chips.

iSoftBet invites players to hit The Strip with Vegas High Roller


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Betway renews partnership with Hammers

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Betway is delighted to announce the largest partnership deal in its history, renewing the agreement with West Ham to remain as the Club’s principal partner for a further six years.

The leading online bookmaker has been the Hammers’ principal partner for four years, since 2015, and the ongoing success of the partnership has led to the new long-term deal being finalised.

In that time, Betway and West Ham have worked hand-in-hand to bring supporters closer to their heroes, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Initiatives like the Betway Academy, Betway Fan Taxi and West Ham Supermarket Sweep show Betway’s commitment to understanding the emotions and bonds that Hammers fans have with their Club, and this is something supporters can expect more of with the partnership extension.

Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway, said: “Our partnership with West Ham United has been a huge success over the past four years and we are proud to be extending it by another six.

“They are a club with one of the most passionate fanbases in the game, who we have built up a strong relationship with by giving them some unforgettable experiences and memories.

“This is something we are wholly committed to and we are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the club.”

Karren Brady, West Ham United Vice-Chairman, said: “We are delighted to once again extend our partnership with Betway. After working together successfully for four years, this is a new, long-term, record-breaking commercial deal for the Club, which shows the faith that Betway has in West Ham United and our iconic global identity which has seen us recognised as one of the world’s biggest football brands.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Betway as we embark on the next chapter for our great Club, and we will use this partnership as a platform for success, both on and off the pitch.”

Karim Virani, Digital and Commercial Director at West Ham United, said: “We’re hugely excited to continue working with such a respected and responsible Principal Partner in Betway. Since the front of shirt sponsorship began, Betway has supported the Club in a whole range of ways, by giving their time and energy, as well as their investment.

“This has delivered some fantastic work for good causes around our local boroughs, as well as putting on a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences for die-hard Hammers fans. Extending this partnership provides the opportunity for this great work to continue for the benefit of our supporters and our communities, which are the lifeblood of West Ham United.”

Paul Adkins, Marketing and Operation Director of Betway, said: “We signed our first deal with West Ham United in February 2015 at a historic time for the club with the upcoming move from Upton Park to the London Stadium.

“We then eagerly extended our deal with the club in August 2016 for a further three years, which was the largest sponsorship agreement in West Ham’s history, something we have been delighted to extend.”


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GLI University’s Mid-Year Regional Gaming Regulators’ Seminar to Co-Locate with NCLGS Summer Meeting, in Minneapolis

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The Mid-Year Regional Gaming Regulators’ Seminar of GLI University will be held in conjunction with the Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. The venue will be the Radisson Blu Downtown in Minneapolis. Regulators participating GLI Mid-Year Seminar are invited to join dozens of state legislators and hundreds of industry professionals at the NCLGS Summer Meeting.

“As the number of states considering and adopting sports betting laws continue to increase at a pace much faster than anticipated, the GLI Regulators Seminar and NCLGS offer the ideal forum for the discussion of policy choices facing legislators and regulators. GLI’s partnership with NCLGS has resulted in record attendance at both gatherings by attracting the leading policy makers and regulators in the country. It is truly a unique opportunity to meet with those shaping gaming policy and the regulatory environment in the U.S,” Kevin Mullally, GLI Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel said.

NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses.


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