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IDnow supports Lottoland with worldwide online identification solution

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The leading online lottery provider places its trust in automated and highly secure ID verification

IDnow, a leading provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions serving over 250 customers will support Lottoland with the digital transformation of its identification processes. In order to meet child protection legislation requirements in an even more user-friendly way, in future the gaming provider will use IDnow AutoIdent to directly verify the legal age of its customers during initial registration. Thanks to IDnow’s highly secure and fully automated solution users can identify themselves via an app in a very short time and without media discontinuity.

Lottoland is one of the largest private providers of online lotteries and gaming in Europe. Currently, more than 20 international lotteries and a large variety of games are available to Lottoland’s approx. 10 million customers. To ensure that new customers log on using their genuine identity and, above all, prove they are of legal age, during initial registration customers are required to identify themselves using an official identity document – a challenge when dealing with more than 100 countries of origin. IDnow can identify ID cards, passports and other ID documents from 193 countries in real time making it the perfect partner for Lottoland when it comes to Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions: On the one hand, identification is quick and easy for the customer, on the other hand, these solutions also comply with all applicable legal requirements for every country involved.

The verification of gaming customers is currently the subject of heated debate, particularly in Great Britain: since May 2019, a new regulation has been in force there requiring all players to register and authenticate themselves immediately, even when playing free games. This legislation is intended to protect minors and prevent underage persons from playing online. Furthermore, the new system ensures the faster detection of misuse and criminal activities. Therefore, providers must verify the customer’s name, address and date of birth when opening an account.

“In our business, flexible customer service, security and legal compliance are crucial. With its online identification solution, IDnow offers us the very best in all areas,” says Nigel Birrell, CEO at Lottoland. “Many customers use our services via smartphone and fill out their tickets using our app while on the move. With IDnow AutoIdent, we can now accept orders independently from our service centre around the clock – worldwide. This will enable us to meet increasing global demand and provide our users with a perfect customer experience from the moment they sign up, without making any compromises regarding legal compliance”.

IDnow AutoIdent is an intuitive, AI-driven solution that enables automated identification in minutes without the need for specially trained personnel. To verify their identity, the user simply needs to have their face and ID card captured and validated using a webcam or smartphone camera. IDnow technology automatically recognises both machine-readable and non-machine-readable parts of the ID document as well as additional security features such as holograms. In the next step, the system checks whether the ID document also matches the person who wants to verify their identity: the camera compares biometric data and checks whether a real person is in front of the lens using a short video stream and not just a photo. Therefore, verification with the help of a real person is only necessary in unclear and exceptional cases. IDnow takes over the entire procedure for its customers, including mechanical testing in unclear cases to enable maximum conversion rates while maintaining simple processes.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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5Dimes Owner William Sean Creighton Found Dead in Costa Rica

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William Sean Creighton, the founder of online sportsbook 5Dimes, was found dead in Costa Rica. The cause of death has not been confirmed. Creighton, who was born in West Virginia, moved to Costa Rica and founded 5Dimes in 1999.

“We can confirm Costa Rican authorities identified the remains of a U.S. citizen in Costa Rica. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. We are closely monitoring local authorities’ investigation into the cause of death,” a United States State Department spokesperson said.

Costa Rican officials said that Creighton was abducted last September and that his family received a $5 million ransom demand. Officials arrested 12 people in connection with his abduction in both Costa Rica and Spain in January. His body was found nearly three hours from where he was initially abducted.

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Soft2Bet celebrates its 3rd birthday!

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Soft2Bet, а leading online gambling operator and software provider, announces third anniversary of the company’s founding.

Established by a few passionate industry veterans in September 2016, now Soft2Bet boasts a team of more than 200 dedicated employees spread in four international offices in key European centres – Kyiv, Sofia, Limassol, and Malta.

Known as a multi-brand company, three years ago Soft2Bet started with MalinaCasino, an online casino and sports brand. Then, by the end of 2016 BuranCasino and YoYoCasino were launched. Nowadays, the portfolio consists of 13 unique brands, the latest of which is called Nomini and went officially live just a few days before the company’s anniversary.

Soft2Bet is known for providing clients with an online casino experience that can be rarely seen anywhere else in the industry. At the beginning its brands were offering well-known casino games as well as sports betting options. Now, clients can play more than 2,500 games coming from industry leading providers. Sport fans can bet on thousands of pre-match and live events on over 30 types of sports including virtuals. Adding more verticals is on the roadmap of the company in the near future. But that is not all – some of the brands, the newest one, Nomini, for example incorporate a gamification technology that allows players not only to enjoy high-quality casino games but participate in ‘a game in the game’ – unlock achievements, collect special points, exchange them, earn prizes, and etc.

In terms of game providers, Soft2Bet brands are offering titles from top companies in the business as well as from trusted emerging iGaming software development studios. Working only with a few of them at the beginning, now Soft2Bet partners up with 44 key iGaming providers. Among the company’s partners are Play’N GoNetEntEvolution GamingAltenarPragmatic Play and Microgaming.

It is important to mention the two significant milestones reached during the last year – the acquisition of a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority and the BMM-certification that brings Soft2Bet one step closer to operating on the fruitful Swedish market. These are huge achievements that place the young company among the major online casino providers on the regulated European market!

Borish Chaikin, CEO of Soft2Bet comments: “We remain ambitious and hungry to improve further – to launch new products, incorporate the latest technologies, expand our geographical reach, introduce our brands to more people. We are at the right place now, and we wouldn’t be here without the continued support of our partners. I hope our growth during these three years has also helped them in the development of their own businesses as well. And as far as I can conclude from our mutual growth results – it is the case. We will continue to put all our efforts to evolve in the future and conquer new heights. A ‘thank you’ doesn’t sound enough, but we are thankful to all parties involved in our success story – from our business partners to our dedicated employees!”

A spectacular event with a circus show was organised on September 12 to celebrate the company’s third anniversary together with employees and valued partners.

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British Gate777 player wins €3.3M jackpot on NetEnt’s Mega Fortune

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Mega Fortune continues to deliver life-changing wins after a 50 cent bet generated a €3.3 million euro jackpot win.

A British player on Gate 777, operated by White Hat Gaming, bagged a whopping €3.3 million euros when hitting the jackpot on NetEnt’s Mega Fortune – after a bet of just 50 cents.

“We are thrilled that Mega Fortune has again created another instant multi-millionaire and delivered a life-changing win. Since their releases, Mega Fortune and its sibling titles have generated an astonishing 60 one-million-plus euro jackpots,” said Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Games.

NetEnt has a strong legacy with jackpot games, with classics like Mega Fortune, Mega Fortune Dreams, Arabian Nights and Hall of Gods. Lately, new jackpot games like Grand Spinn Superpot, Mercy of the Gods and Imperial Riches have been added to the offering.

“We know that the chance of hitting it real big is something that players really love. Therefore, we’ve made a push to add even more exciting jackpot games to our portfolio. Stay tuned for more innovation in this space from NetEnt,” added Upton.

Ronna Shilon, CEO at Gate777, said: “On behalf of everyone at Gate777, I extend huge congratulations to our big winner. We are beyond thrilled when our players have a fantastic experience with us and when they win. We work hard to bring them the best slot and table games the industry has to offer, and we look forward to seeing more and more winners on Gate777.”

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