Kinectify, Microsoft launch solution designed for tribal gaming

Kinectify, Microsoft launch solution designed for tribal gaming
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Gaming technology firm Kinectify and technology giant Microsoft are making it easier for Tribal Nations and other sovereign entities in gaming to control their data access and securely embrace new technologies.

Through a new partnership between the two companies, clients can fully control the encryption of their data while leveraging the full capabilities of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

The solution is specifically designed for Tribal Nations, who traditionally have stored their sensitive data on-site. That approach can obstruct access to newer third-party applications that are only available through data centers like Microsoft Azure. Now, with Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty, tribes can utilize Kinectify’s full software suite in a sustainable fashion without compromising data control, cyber security or tribal sovereignty.

“Our tribal nation clients are important to us and we are excited to deploy this dedicated service to them,” said Kinectify CEO Joseph Martin. “Our collaboration with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, our very first client, made us deeply aware of tribal concerns over data control and security. We wanted to give our tribal nation clients the full range of our modern capabilities for risk management such as anti-money laundering, responsible gaming, fraud, and other future capabilities while protecting their sovereignty.

“This collaboration with Microsoft allows us to do just that.”

“The Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty is a recent enhancement to our cloud offering giving a range of sovereign nations the data control and protection they need,” added Heidi Kobylski, VP of Microsoft’s Federal Civilian Unit. “We are excited to host Kinectify’s risk management technology protected by Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty controls in Azure and extend these services to the tribal gaming community.”

Kinectify benefits from Aristocrat investment

Earlier this year, Kinectify announced it had received incremental investment from Aristocrat in a deal which saw the latter company’s advisor Jason Walbridge named to Kinectify’s board of directors, with the goal of facilitating deeper collaboration between the two firms on anti-money laundering and responsible gambling technology.

Kinectify also announced the contribution of additional capital from current investors including Acies Investments, the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming and former CEO of Caesars Entertainment Mark Frissora.