GeoComply and Scientific Games Corporation have entered into a fresh agreement, in anticipation of a potential repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 (PASPA) by the United States Supreme Court.
Ahead of a potential legalised sports betting space within the nation, the deal sees GeoComply’s geolocation technology integrated into SG Digital’s OpenBet sports betting platform.
Through this link-up, GeoComply will be able to verify that a wager is placed from a player within a location authorised for legal sports betting, therefore ensuring compliance with both federal and state regulation is met.
Anna Sainsbury, GeoComply USA chief executive officer, stated: “Scientific Games has been a long-time partner of GeoComply since the onset of US regulated iGaming, having first gone live with our geolocation technology in New Jersey in 2013.
“As a market innovator, they have taken the initiative to anticipate the U.S. sports betting market’s regulatory needs by integrating our geofencing capabilities into their products.
“This move ideally positions Scientific Games as the industry awaits the Supreme Court decision on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.”
With its constitutionality currently being questioned by the state of New Jersey, should the federal statute be repealed, a report by US gambling research consultancy Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, has suggested that as many as 30 states could be readying sports betting bills, ahead of a ruling that could come anytime until the end of June.
Quinton Singleton, vice president of corporate strategy and government affairs of SG Digital, added: “Having recently announced that our sports betting solution is already under review by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Scientific Games sees itself at the forefront of the industry to mobilise and offer live online sports wagering as soon as the law permits.
“GeoComply’s technology is key for preparing and licensing our solution in such a highly anticipated time in our industry.”