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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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Why PokerStars 200 Billion Hands Achievement is More About the Online Poker Industry than You Think

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PokerStars has yet again claimed its throne as the world’s largest online poker platform this year as it becomes the first online poker room ever to deal more than 200 billion hands. The company’s online poker room came onto the internet in 2001 and in 2013, dealt its 100 billionth hand. Within six years, PokerStars made history by doubling this figure.

PokerStars is celebrating reaching 200 billion hands by thanking their players and giving them a chance to earn a variety of prizes. “Two hundred billion is truly a stellar figure. It’s almost inconceivable,” remarked Séverin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at The Stars Group. He further added how they have been anticipating to achieve this milestone for a long time. Talking about the celebration prizes that amount to more than two million dollars, he said it has been their privilege to give back to every PokerStars player that has made this happen through the 200 billion celebrations’ games and pots.

The company is very excited about this accomplishment and is already working towards achieving the next milestone. PokerStars’ 200 billion hands achievement is not only a historic moment for PokerStars, but for the online poker industry as well. Online poker has shown tremendous growth and is already considered as a mind sport by the International Mind Sports Association. PokerStars extensive portfolio of games and promotions, serves the online global poker community by attracting daily traffic of more than a hundred thousand players.

Many factors have contributed to the success of the online poker industry, but none have made an impact as the “Moneymaker Effect”. Chris Moneymaker’s rise to fame and fortune by winning the World Series of Poker changed the perception of poker from being a game of luck, to a true discipline of the mind. In fact, modern poker is played by young, college-educated and intelligent people who employ strategy, statistics and a controlled game.

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Virtual Reality technology is predicted to attract more consumers

In 2014, global online gaming revenue exceeded thirty billion dollars and formed nine percent of all gaming revenue worldwide. These figures have rapidly changed since then and online gaming has taken a front seat in the gaming market. A report by Technavio predicts that the online gaming market size in the US alone will exceed four billion dollars between 2016-2020, and a report by Juniper research estimates that nearly one trillion dollars will be spent by consumers globally in the online gaming industry by 2021. Much of the online gaming industry’s success is attributed to mobile phones. Technological innovations such as VR (Virtual Reality), are predicted to attract more consumers to the online gaming space as they provide a stimulus to the already well-established online casino sector.

The rising trend of online gaming globally is also leading to some important law reformations. Some U.S. states are looking forward to introducing bills related to online poker this year. During the previous year, some countries in the European Union came together to share the poker space, which is expected to lead to exponential market growth. Moreover, the possibility of Switzerland and Sweden opening their markets to licensing can provoke solid market growth. Recent trends shed light on how poker is not just a game for western countries, but is on a high rise in Asian countries as well. The proliferation of online poker sites in the Indian online gaming sphere has led poker websites to rake in revenues of up to a hundred fifty million dollars per year. Meanwhile, Macau has overtaken Las Vegas and is now considered the new gaming capital of the world.

Therefore, PokerStars; historical achievement does not only coincide with a rapidly booming online poker industry, but is a direct result of it. The reception of poker in the online community is a major sign of poker being accepted as a legitimate sport. More and more people are considering playing poker as a full-time profession. Therefore, it can be said without a doubt that technology has had a great impact on the online poker industry. The fruits of technological advancements can be seen in the high rates of participation and economic gains in the online gaming sphere.

 


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IWG goes live with Austrian Lotteries

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IWG – the award-winning supplier of online, instant win games – has been selected to supply the Austrian Lotteries (Österreichische Lotterien) with its portfolio of games.

Following the initial launch at win2day.at, the gaming site of the Austrian Lotteries, titles from IWG’s portfolio of over 100 games will be regularly added over the coming months giving players an alternative and unique playing experience.

IWG, which has been a successful service provider and supplier of content to lotteries for over a decade, now supplies 14 WLA members all around the world from British Columbia to Pennsylvania and the UK to New Zealand.

The supplier has produced and delivered over 300 high-quality instant win games on desktop and mobile, as well as offering valuable strategic and marketing support to its lottery partners.

Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, said “We’re really looking forward to working with the Austrian Lotteries and are proud to help build their online portfolio in Austria.

This is an exciting opportunity for us to extend our global reach and maintain our position as the leading instant win supplier in the industry.

Elisabeth Römer-Russwurm at the Austrian Lotteries said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer our players IWG content and are confident it will prove to be successful here in Austria.

“IWG has a strong reputation in the industry for delivering quality instant win games, and we’re sure our players will really enjoy the new additions to our growing portfolio of entertaining games.”


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Infographics – NSoft’s Balkans Overview

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NSoft presents you with thorough in-house research covering essentials for Balkans iGaming business operations with the emphasis on important glocal factors. In order to download the full NSoft’s Region Overview Infographics, click here.
Here’s the direct link.

The information provided is based on extensive experience and know-how acquired through the past ten years of successful operations in Balkan countries.

NSoft will be exhibiting at Belgrade Future Gaming Expo. The event will be held on 4 – 5 June 2019 at Beogradski Sajam, Hall III. Book a meeting at sales@nsoft.com.

 


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