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Justin Cosnett, Chief Product Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, talks about the need for operators and suppliers to have visibility and privacy of data coming into and going out of their systems and networks at all times

Online gambling operators work with a wide range of B2B partners to deliver sports betting and casino experiences to their players. Companies are currently always communicating with each other over the internet, with data being passed back and forth at all times via webapp and api calls. But in most cases, operators do not have control or visibility over the high volumes of traffic going into and coming out of their systems and networks.

This lack of insight can lead to inefficiencies and also make it hard to spot unexpected data flows to and from unknown destinations. At a time when the volume and sophistication of cyber attacks being launched against organisations in the gambling industry are at an all-time high, this insight and the use of private connectivity, is a must for operators to have at all times.

Ultimately, this means that operators and suppliers need access to a private internet that is highly secure and ultra-fast, and that allows them to connect to one another and communicate in real-time. This needs to be combined with a portal where they can monitor and manage all traffic flows while being confident they are safe from the threat of a cyber attack.

As the leading infrastructure provider to the global online gambling industry, we were aware of this need and so developed and launched the Continent 8 Gaming Exchange and Premium Portal. It’s a powerful private internet and exclusive community exchange specifically for iGaming businesses, allowing them to connect faster and more securely than via the standard internet.

It means that our customers can connect directly to others via our MPLS backbone in a Layer 3 virtual private network (VPN), rather than route over the public internet. It offers the lowest latency and the highest levels of performance guaranteed with both local and remote reachability. What’s more, it’s incredibly reliable with IPv4 addressing but reduced public surface area, and an uptime rate in excess of 99.9%.

The technical environment in which companies communicate is important, but so too is the portal in which data and information are displayed.

Operators and suppliers need access to key metrics, stats and data as standard, but they also need an analytical dashboard that allows them to view and monitor all traffic flows. Our portal offers a dynamic map overview for all connectivity between sites and data flows, plus the direction of traffic. As mentioned, this allows them to identify inefficiencies and potential security risks.

Examples of efficiencies they can identify and action would be moving other public internet traffic use to private CloudConnect or MPLS services dedicated to connecting customers to partners or hyperscale cloud implementations.

Of course, security is a key concern for all organisations in the gambling industry and especially when connecting to and communicating with third-party providers. Because the Gaming Exchange is a private network, it is not attackable externally so this risk of falling victim to something like a DDoS attack is minimised.

This is a major upside for operators and their supplier partners, with both facing a growing arsenal of cybersecurity threats. The types of attacks include credential stuffing and phishing as well as DDoS and ransomware. In fact, the industry’s relatively heavy use of third parties makes companies especially vulnerable as they can be subject to attacks against their own systems in the event that a supplier is breached.

The only way to successfully mitigate the risk of falling victim to a cyber attack is to take a multi-layered approach to security. The first step in this is to identify your “crown jewels” and to ensure they are appropriately protected. Protection should cover the data, endpoints, applications and network layers of your business to protect against the different types of threats.

The defences, such as DDoS, WAAP, SIEM/SOC and EDR/MDR, operate together to protect an organisation. This, when combined with using a private internet to communicate with partners, puts operators in a strong position to fight back against attacks and ensure their systems, data and communication networks can run “businesses as usual” even in the event an attack gets through.

Infrastructure might not be as exciting as product innovations, million-dollar marketing campaigns and new market expansion, but it is the foundation for all of these and more. Without the right systems, networks and solutions in place, operators and suppliers simply cannot push the boundaries in other areas while maximising the potential of partnerships they have.

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Dot Connections secures aggregation deal with leading iGaming provider Wazdan

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Dot Connections, a fast-growing iGaming aggregator, has penned a content distribution partnership with casino game supplier Wazdan to add the studio’s innovative portfolio to its ACE platform.

The agreement will see over 180 games, including latest releases Mighty Wild™: Panther Grand Gold Edition, 30 Coins, and the ever-popular Power of Gods™ series, made available to Dot Connections’ operating partners via a single-API.

Wazdan has been developing leading slot titles for more than 14 years and currently has over 200 cross-platform casino games in its portfolio.

The partnership underlines Dot Connections’ position as a trusted aggregator to top-tier providers globally, including in LatAm where it is quickly establishing a strong foothold.

 

Cora Chen, COO at Dot Connections, said: “Launching this partnership with Wazdan represents another milestone in our commitment to delivering the very best content to our partners and their players.

“With operators joining us at a rapid rate, we look forward to boosting the exposure of Wazdan’s first-class suite in our key operating markets.”

 

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, said: “It brings us great excitement to form this partnership with Dot Connections.

“With their offering already available to over 500 operators, we are really pleased that even more gaming enthusiasts will be able to enjoy our leading game portfolio in Asia, LatAm and beyond.”

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Temple of Ra: Endorphina releases a new Egyptian-themed cascading slot

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The leading slot game provider, Endorphina, has announced the official release of its newest Egyptian-themed game, which will join the company’s portfolio on May 21th. Temple of Ra is a cascading slot 6-reel, 5-row slot that encourages players to uncover the hidden chamber of Ra and unravel the secrets buried within.

The cascading reel mechanic builds excitement as players strive to unlock the path to century-old treasures. Temple of Ra features divine gemstones, sealed treasure chests, and gold-filled chambers, inviting the bravest players to a quest that may lead them face-to-face with Ra himself.

Are you interested in Egyptian-themed slot games? Try out Endorphina’s Temple of Ra and discover the long-lost treasures of the Egyptian gods.

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Hub88 selected by Pragmatic Play for exclusive early launch of Medusa’s Stone

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Hub88 has been chosen as the first-to-market partner for Pragmatic Play’s latest release Medusa’s Stone, demonstrating its position as a trusted aggregator.

Ahead of its network release on June 13th, Greek mythology-themed slot Medusa’s Stone will be made available exclusively for a two-week period from May 30th to Hub88’s operator partners.

The high-volatility slot includes free spins, super free spins, a Medusa Spin mechanic that can see character symbols on the three centre reels randomly turn into Wilds, and an attractive x7,000 max win. Hub88’s customers will be able to reward their players with a sneak peek at the highly sought-after title, which features a unique 3x4x4x4x3 grid layout and highly detailed characters.

By entrusting Hub88 with an early exclusive release, Pragmatic Play has ensured premium initial placement of Medusa’s Stone, while the aggregator will benefit from delivery of a popular and universally recognisable game theme from a leading supplier.

Jess Inglott, Head of Supplier Relations of Hub88, said: “We are delighted to be picked by Pragmatic Play, one of the industry’s most respected games developers, to facilitate the launch of Medusa’s Stone.

“As a result of our reputation as a trusted and industry-leading aggregator, we will now add the release to our portfolio and enable operator-partners to benefit from the interest generated by this new release.”

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