Vancouver-based geolocation technology and compliance specialist GeoComply Solutions has received interim approval as a sports waging supplier in West Virginia for its geolocation compliance solution. The interim licensing is a necessary step prior to receiving full approval from the West Virginia Lottery, which regulates all forms of gaming and gambling in the state.

According to Danielle Boyd, managing general counsel for the West Virginia Lottery, the development is a timely one when placed in context of the state’s ambitions to progress with a fully operational sports betting market. “We are really pleased to have GeoComply as our first sports wagering supplier to be approved in West Virginia,” she explained. “With the recent repeal of PASPA, we have set a very aggressive timeline for introducing sports wagering in the state, and are happy to have GeoComply show its readiness to support our launch in time for the new NFL season.”

“West Virginia has been very proactive in their goal to become among the first states to introduce legal online sports wagering and we are grateful for the support they have shown us in the licensing process,” commented David Briggs, CEO of GeoComply Solutions. “We are now ready to supply compliance-grade geolocation solutions to the local operators and partners in the West Virginia to get online sports wagering up and running in the state.”