Technology

GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has strengthened its systems testing and security oversight of technology applications after signing a comprehensive agreement with Checkmarx. Under the agreement, Checkmarx will provide GiG with stat application security testing (SAST) provisions, allowing the Stockholm-listed technology group to meet its client scale and build-quality demands. Checkmarx is recognised as one of the leading digital security testing …

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William Hill matches finance sector screening capacity with Accuity 

William Hill Plc has strengthened all components related to compliance and customer KYC operations by forming a comprehensive agreement with digital control risk solutions provider Accuity. Facing changing compliance and regulatory demands across all core markets, the FTSE betting group has appointed Accuity to ‘transform its customer screening approach with AI techniques’. The partnership sees William Hill install Accuity’s proprietary …

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Virtual Live Racing builds US presence with Joey D Michaels appointment

Virtual Live Racing (VLR) has strengthened its senior leadership team after naming online betting and racing industry executive Joey D Michaels as new VP of Business Development. Michaels, who has 35 years of experience in senior management roles within the racing industry, will take charge of establishing new relationships with track owners across the US. In addition, he will also …

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Fonbet builds betting experience through ‘Alice’ voice assistant

voice assistant - MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 19, 2018: Konstantin Kruglov, Experimental Products Director at Yandex, speaks during an event to unveil partner devices based on Yandex IO platform. Yandex IO is a development kit that allows integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) with voice capabilities into consumer electronics, cars and vending machines. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS

More than 5,000 users every month are now asking ‘Alice’ about current promotions on Fonbet, whose virtual voice assistant has a declared accuracy of about 90%. Alice, the Yandex-developed equivalent of Apple’s Siri, was first launched in 2017 but the Fonbet “skill” was only added in late 2019. It has the answers to thousands of common template questions that help …

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Propus launches Bookies Matrix tracking all licensed bookmakers activities

Bookies Matrix (bookiesmatrix.com) has launched seeking to become the global directory for all licensed bookmakers. The business portal is founded by sports betting consultancy Propus Partners, with the aim of collecting all information and data on licensed sports betting incumbents operating across all regulated marketplaces. Online directories have been a common feature of the betting sector. Yet, Propus underlined that …

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Codere merges Italian fruit machine units forming CODWIN

Spanish gambling group Codere SA has launched ‘CODWIN’, its new Italian market AWP games (fruit machines) distribution unit, formed by the merger of its shareholdings in subsidiaries Gap Games Italia and FG Slot. Italian industry news sources report that the launch of CODWIN, had been formally approved by Gap Games and FG Slot investors at an April shareholder meeting, allowing …

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Stats Perform secures total US Soccer coverage with USL data agreement

Stats Perform has become the exclusive data rights distributor for the United Soccer League’s (USL) flagship competitions ‘USL Championship’ and ‘USL League One’. Securing a comprehensive agreement, Stats Perform will become the official USL data distributor for all wagering, fantasy sports and media broadcast incumbents.   The partnership will see Stats Perform secure total coverage of US professional soccer leagues, having …

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Kwiff launches supercharged cash-out service

Mobile bookmaker Kwiff has announced an ‘industry-first’ by launching its proprietary-built ‘supercharged cash-out service’. Launched this July to coincide with the majority of global sports leagues recommencing their competitive calendars, Kwiff will allow all customers to ‘supercharge’ their cash-out returns delivering optimal value to its betting markets. “Any Cash Out can now be Supercharged, putting our customers in control of …

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DAOGroup strengthens business development division with two recruits

iGaming cryptocurrency solutions provider DAOGroup has revealed plans to capitalise on the return of sports betting by strengthening its business development team with two new hires. The supplier has named Yelena Kensborn as its Sales and Marketing Executive, while Adam Lee has been selected as the new Business Development Manager. Commenting on their appointment, Glen Bullen, CCO at DAOGroup, said: …

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EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs

EveryMatrix will boost its player engagement dynamics by launching CompetitionLabs gamification solutions across its CasinoEngine platform.   The partnership will see EveryMatrix make CompetitionLabs’ gamification components (tournaments, challenges, leaderboards and missions) available to CasinoEngine clients.  In an update to partners, EveryMatrix underlined the ‘positive effects’ of gamification components in improving player engagement and loyalty beyond standardised bonus incentives.  Stian Enger Pettersen, …

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