Online poker is currently legal in only three states in the USA and online poker players must be physically present within the state in order to be able to gain access to an online poker website. Online poker websites rely on geo-location services to determine the exact location of each online poker player and rely on GeoComply to provide these services.
GeoComply is a specialist Geo-location provider that has led the way in pioneering multi-state poker liquidity between Delaware and Nevada. The company has been responsible for implementing geo-location technology to enable a successful implementation with the iGaming markets of both states.
Anna Sainsbury, the CEO of GeoComply has been aggressively campaigning this week for the legalization of online poker. Earlier this week, Sainsbury was at the Hall of States where she presented on the topic entitled “How Does Technology Ensure Online Gaming Compliance?” She received support from the Poker Players Alliance and representatives from Caesars Entertainment.
Once the presentation was done, Sainsbury went on to attend a hearing on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) bill. This anti-igaming bill was first introduced by Congressman Jason Chaffetz and was heavily backed by billionaire and Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson. Sainsbury shared her testimony and experience in the online poker industry and confirmed that there were robust procedures available to run a safe and regulated online poker industry in the United States.
GeoComply USA has spent a number of months carefully testing and analysing its geo-location software as the company was in the process of providing geo-location services to Delaware operators. After successfully completing its beta testing GeoComply USA was able to obtain a Delaware Gaming License and will now be able to implement its geo-location services.
During the RAWA hearing, Sainsbury said
We intend to make sure players’ voices are heard and that they are not silenced by opponents of online poker in the United States. This demonstration will help debunk some damaging and often unfounded claims propagated by these opponents. We’re thrilled to receive our license in Delaware and have the ability to offer Delaware operators our accurate, user-friendly and secure geo-location solutions
GeoComply USA has now been officially licensed to operate in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey and the company remains hopeful that as more states legalize online poker its market share in the United States will increase.