Altenar secures prestigious ISO 27001 certification
Leading sportsbook and iGaming provider awarded highest certification for data protection and system security
Altenar, the leading sportsbook and iGaming software provider has further flexed its credentials ahead of its planned expansion, following the acquisition of its ISO IEC 27001 certification for the operations behind its award-winning sportsbook and platform.
In order to gain its certification, Altenar’s internal processes were extensively tested against the strict assessment criteria, ensuring it met the 114 controls and 7 clauses required over a nine-month period.
Integral to going live across multiple global markets, the audits undertaken guarantee the company’s senior management, as well as all its operations and controls, are fully compliant with the data protection practices and procedures set in place by the International Organisation for Standardisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission.
An additional series of internal audits were also taken prior to the certification process, which as a result, highlight that, Altenar is able to demonstrate to partners that its global operations are held to the highest possible standards in terms of data protection and system security.
Commenting on the certification, Konrad Pizzuto Director of Technology Operations at Altenar, said: “We are delighted to have received our official ISO27001 certification, it truly is proof of all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes here at Altenar. The timing is ideal as it sets us up perfectly during a period where we are excited about continued growth and expansion.”
“We see this as the perfect endorsement of our tier one credentials, as it showcases our commitment to external audits of both our systems and processes, we are able to highlight our credentials as a forward-thinking supplier that is able to offer one of the best sportsbook platforms in the world.”
The latest announcement further establishes Altenar’s position as the supplier of choice for tier-one operators across global regulated markets, upholding the company’s ethos ‘stability meets flexibility’
Licensed across a total of 13 major global markets including the UKGC and MGA, Altenar has established itself as the sportsbook provider of choice for multiple leading operators.
The Slovak Gambling Authority’s systematic check activities help reduce the number of illegal gaming devices
In Q1 2023, the Slovak Gambling Authority conducted 2511 compliance checks, which is 201 more compared to last year.
The significant year-on-year increase in the number of checks is due to the restructuring of surveillance and the strategic set-up of the supervision by the Authority's top management.
"I am very pleased that the goals set up by the current management are also successfully fulfilled in the gambling supervision area. Of course, a big thank you to our local supervisors, who actively investigate illegal devices and supervise the fulfilment of all legal requirements by legal operators.
Having gambling under systematic supervision is one of the main missions of the Authority as a gambling regulator," said the Director General at the Office for the Regulation of Gambling (URHH), Dávid Lenčéš.
More than a 45 % increase against the same period last year was recorded in checks focused on the search of illegal gambling establishments. In the first quarter of 2023, supervisors conducted 437 compliance checks focusing on unlawful gambling as mining and quiz machines, intending to prevent further operation. As Director General said, “Increased systematic check activities of illegal establishments has its justification and brings results as, compared to 2022, the number of detected illegal gaming machines on the market is significantly reduced. Searching for illegal establishments and seizing illegal devices has a preventive nature and ultimately protects society, especially at-risk groups and the youth.”
According to the Gambling Act, small operators, such as pubs, can't operate gaming machines. The URHH must license each gaming machine since it is the only official body authorised to issue a license. Operating gambling without a given license is prohibited in Slovakia.
The Gambling Regulatory Authority also carries out surveillance remotely. In the Q1 of this year, we are talking about an almost 90 % increase in on-site checks compared with last year. Thanks to online access to the servers of gambling operators, this form of supervision allows more effective control of many establishments without physically leaving the workplace.
Establishing a specialised online gaming department in 2022 also contributed to the overall increase of supervision effectiveness over 2022-2023. The mission of the specialised department is to supervise licensed online gambling or searching for and restrict access to illegal websites operating or promoting gambling without valid licenses.
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Spinomenal is set for Switzerland after gaining its B2B permit
Spinomenal, the leading iGaming content provider, is set for launch within the Swiss iGaming market after gaining its B2B permit from regulator Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK).
An integral element in Spinomenal being able to enter the Swiss iGaming space was the fact the company already has its ISO 27001 certificate, an international standard for best practices for information security.
Swiss iGaming players will now be able to access Spinomenal’s stunning library of slots content that includes Demi Gods II, Book of Rebirth, Majestic King and Poseidon’s Rising. Further good news for Switzerland’s online casino community is that they will also be able to begin exploring Spinomenal’s epic Universe concept which binds narratives from a wide selection of its most popular titles.
Spinomenal’s CEO, Lior Shvartz, commented: “We’re very happy to be entering the Swiss market riding on the back of our top-class slots portfolio and supported by our ISO 27001 certificate. The regulated Swiss online casino space represents a great opportunity for us as we continue to deliver on our expansive roadmap.”
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