OneComply is pleased to announce that through customer requested engagement, eight jurisdictions are now accessing applicant licensing information shared in our client’s secure OneComply data repository to conduct their investigations, which is a normal part of the licensing process.
Investigators in jurisdictions including Tennessee, Maryland, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia and Indiana have now accessed data that is securely shared with them by OneComply clients, in order to conduct their investigations. The acceptance by regulators of utilizing the OneComply data repository for their investigations ensures a highly secure and efficient process, without using 3rd party file sharing sites.
Background: The gaming licensing investigative process
Virtually every time a company submits a key person or business application for a state gaming license, they’ll receive a request back from the regulator or an investigator to provide additional information to support the application.
Until now, this required the licensing staff to manually begin the process of finding (or asking for) all the requested information, copying the files, organizing them into folders, and then uploading all the information to an external file sharing site like Dropbox. Then they’ll go through the process to provide access to the site for the respective regulator or investigator. In some cases, applicants are asked to mail in sensitive documents to investigators.
Since most, if not all, of the information being requested by a regulator or investigator is already stored inside our client’s OneComply Document Repository, as part of their personal or business disclosure process, the job of organizing and sharing the information from within OneComply is easy, fast and highly secure.
OneComply clients simply create a new folder inside their Document Repository, copy the files already residing in OneComply (while retaining their existing folder structure) and then securely share the folder with the regulator/investigator. Once the investigation is complete, permission to access the share folder is removed, ensuring ongoing data security.
“We’ve always known that what we’re providing to our clients is also a value-add to regulators,” says Cameron Conn, Founder and CEO of OneComply. “Our clients love that we’ve simplified another of their licensing tasks and regulators are also seeing efficiencies in their investigative process. This capability not only centralizes data access for regulators, but reduces exposure to our clients from copying private documents from multiple locations to external file sharing sites. We look forward to more jurisdiction coming onboard to benefit from this important capability.”
“It was such a great surprise realizing we could instantly share our information directly to investigators in OneComply,” says Christopher Kape, Chairman & CEO of Out The Gate, Inc. “This is an important innovation for the industry and provides a direct line for us to share information with the regulator using an extremely simple and secure process.”
OneComply – significant milestones achieved in 2022
2022 has been an exceptional year for OneComply, achieving an impressive growth in customers including some of the world’s top gaming companies while delivering a number of innovative new product features and capabilities to our clients. OneComply also closed a significant financing led by Warner Investments with participation from gaming industry experts including Katie Lever, Benjie Cherniak and Quintin Singleton.
OneComply has received numerous industry accolades in 2022 including winning the VIXIO Gambling Compliance Innovation of the Year and EGR B2B Corporate Services Supplier of the Year; runner-up for the SBC Compliance Solution of the Year, Global Gaming Business Digital Product of the Year and EGR North America Best Product Innovation; plus shortlist recognition for several more important industry awards.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Unanimously and Definitively Rules Pennsylvania Skill, powered by Pace-O-Matic, a Legal Game of Skill
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania unanimously ruled that Pace-O-Matic’s (POM) Pennsylvania Skill games are legal games of skill.
In the case, originally brought forth in Dauphin County, the Commonwealth Court ruled that the POM game is a game of predominant skill, not a game of chance, and that the “POM machines are not slot machines [and] the POM machines are not illegal” as noted in the ruling.
“This is a major victory for Pennsylvania Skill, but it’s equally a victory for our operators and the thousands of small businesses, volunteer fire companies, and fraternal clubs who have come to depend on the revenue our games provide,” said Paul Goldean, President and CEO of Pace-O-Matic. “This is also a win for many players across the commonwealth who enjoy skill games as a popular entertainment option. Our games have always been legal, and this ruling proves that once and for all.”
In the ruling, the Commonwealth Court states explicitly that “POM machines are not slot machines” and goes on to reject the Commonwealth’s intentionally broad definition of a slot machine to include games of predominant skill, going so far as to state that “such an interpretation is inappropriate.”
The court agrees with the appellees that “substantial evidence supports the trial court’s legal conclusion that skill predominates over chance” in the POM game. The court also states in the ruling that the Commonwealth’s argument that the game’s skill-based elements are secondary, insignificant, or hidden is “factually untrue.”
The court therefore concludes that “POM machines are not gambling devices” and “therefore, do not constitute derivative contraband” and that “these electronic games are not illegal.”
Lastly, the court notes that “the Commonwealth was aware of adverse legal authority [referring to the Pinnacle case in which the POM game was determined a game of skill], it was required to cite and distinguish it.” Yet the Commonwealth omitted it. The court goes on to state that they “caution the Commonwealth that the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct require candor toward the tribunal and, specifically, the disclosure of directly adverse authority.
Chief Public Affairs Officer Michael Barley added, “We have won every Pennsylvania county court decision that has questioned the legality of our games, and this ruling should put an end to any discussion on the matter. Additionally, the Court took note and objected to the continued actions of state actors who have purposefully ignored the law, and court decisions, continually and purposefully misrepresented how our games operate, and put their fingers down on the scales of justice in a reckless attempt to have our skill games found illegal. Largely at the behest of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and a handful of casinos, led by Parx Casino. Thankfully, the court saw through those actions, analyzed the facts, and ruled appropriately our games are legal games of skill.”
Earlier this month, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania also affirmed the return of several skill game terminals by the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County – in doing so, also ruling the POM game a legal game of skill.
“Now that this ruling is in place, I hope we can focus on the more pressing matter of regulating and taxing skill games,” Barley concluded. “We are urging the General Assembly to pass reasonable legislation, not only to support the small businesses and organizations who benefit from skill games but to generate tax revenue for the state while also to giving law enforcement the framework they need to tackle illegal gambling. It’s a win-win for the commonwealth.”
Jackpot Digital Receives License to Install Three Jackpot Blitz(R) ETGs at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in California
Jackpot Digital has announced that it has received licensing approval from the Jackson Rancheria Tribal Gaming Agency, the regulator for Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort located in Jackson, California. The vendor’s license was the final step required for the Company to install Jackpot Blitz ETGs at Jackson Rancheria. The Company is now scheduling installation for three of its next-generation, dealerless Jackpot Blitz ETGs at the property.
Each new table installed will represent additional monthly recurring revenue to the Company.
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Swifty Global Secures GLI Certification for New Cutting-Edge B2B Gaming Platform
Dear Cashmere Holding Company (OTC: DRCR) also known as Swifty Global (Swifty), is a cutting-edge technology firm focused on creating ground-breaking solutions in the sports betting and gaming sector. Swifty currently holds licenses spanning several global jurisdictions with many more licenses in process. Swifty currently operates its proprietary swipe betting sports prediction application, as well as its traditional sportsbook and casino gaming platforms in numerous jurisdictions.
In a significant step forward, Swifty is proud to announce the completion and approval of the Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) certification for the company’s new innovative B2B gaming platform which has now been certified in the UK and can also be used for operators in Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Estonia and Malta. The newly developed B2B platform sits at the center of the Swifty Global scaling and growth strategy and will unlock a substantial new revenue stream for the business.
‘‘Securing this endorsement from GLI effectively certifies our B2B platform readiness for deployment across most European markets, and with this in mind we anticipate a significant spike in revenue over the coming months as we begin to roll out our new offering. Conversations are already underway with several sportsbooks and casinos, and we are confident that the first deal for this B2B platform will close by year end,” commented James Gibbons, CEO of Swifty Global.
In line with this, Swifty has recently completed the gap analysis for the South African SANS 1718 standards. The minimal changes requested by the gambling regulator once again highlights the robust nature of the Swifty product offering. This positive outcome has set the stage for the company to pursue official certification, which Swifty will initiate within the next two weeks. Once fully certified Swifty is set to officially launch its offering into the $1.8 billion South African gambling sector.
In addition to market and product expansion, Swifty’s relentless focus on enhancing its current offerings continues with the launch of its second major release of its platform, packed with a suite of innovative updates. This includes AI-powered multilingual support, enhancing global user accessibility, and affiliate management integration to open new marketing channels through sites like gambling .com. The release also introduces a dynamic modular interface for creating personalized user pages with various components like sports and casino widgets, adaptable based on user location. Significant enhancements also include a casino aggregator, an improved reporting module, and an AI-driven bonus rules engine, all aimed at elevating user engagement.
‘‘These updates collectively mark a major update to Swifty’s gaming offering, reflecting our commitment to continued innovation and user-centric design. With AI-powered enhancements and a dynamic modular interface, we’re not just keeping pace with the industry – we’re setting a new benchmark for what a gaming platform can offer. As we move towards the close of Q4, I am extremely confident about what the future holds for Swifty Global. The convergence of our technological advancements, new partnerships, and market expansion is set to drive substantial growth into the new year, delivering with it significant value for our loyal shareholders,” concluded Gibbons.
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