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Jackpocket Casino Becomes First iGaming Operator to Earn iCAP Certification for Player Protection

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Jackpocket Casino Becomes First iGaming Operator to Earn iCAP Certification for Player Protection

 

Jackpocket, announced that Jackpocket Casino has become the first iGaming operator in the U.S. to receive Internet Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) certification for best practices in player protection.

Administered by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the iCAP is the highest standard in the U.S. for online responsible gaming. To earn this certification, Jackpocket demonstrated dedication to player safety through a variety of features. On the app, users can access customizable play limits such as restrictions on deposit, spending, and playtime and logged-in time levels. The platform also offers time-out options and self-exclusion capabilities, allowing users to suspend their gaming activity for specified durations.

“Our mission to provide a fun and responsible online casino experience rests on ensuring the highest levels of safety and security. Every step we take is with the goal of safeguarding our users,” said Jackpocket CEO and founder, Peter Sullivan. “We are proud of the fact that with Jackpocket Casino, players can confidently participate in their favorite games, knowing that their safety is not only a priority, but also professionally validated by the NCPG.”

The rigorous evaluation required of Jackpocket Casino to receive iCAP certification consisted of a product and website overview, interviews with management and customer service teams, and an audit of the company’s responsible gaming policies, tools, advertising, and promotions. The audit was conducted by Gambling Integrity, one of the world’s leading consultancies in responsible gambling. Accreditation, valid for two years, reassures Jackpocket users, investors, regulators, and employees of the company’s commitment to safer gambling practices.

“In achieving iCAP accreditation, Jackpocket Casino has emerged as a pioneer in prioritizing player protection and responsible gambling practices within the U.S. iGaming landscape,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “We applaud Jackpocket for emphasizing the safety of their users and for setting an exemplary standard for the industry.”

In 2018, Jackpocket became the first lottery courier to receive iCAP certification, and in 2019, won NCPG’s 2019 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award for commitment to preventing and addressing problem gaming. Now, ahead of Problem Gambling Awareness Month in March, Jackpocket is continuing its commitment by achieving iCAP certification for its Jackpocket Casino app.

Jackpocket understands that responsible gaming extends beyond its platform. NCPG’s website is seamlessly integrated within the Jackpocket app, providing users with easy access to a wealth of resources and direct access to its 24-hour confidential hotline. Whether through a call or text message, help, if needed, is just a tap away.

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California Gambling Control Commission Approves Key Licensing Decisions Amid Regulatory Updates

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The California Gambling Control Commission held a significant meeting on April 18, 2024, to discuss and decide on various licensing and compliance matters crucial for the operation and regulation of the state’s gambling entities. The California Gambling Control Commission’s agenda was packed with key issues ranging from the renewal of cardroom licenses to the approval of tribal gaming key employees.

A notable decision from the meeting was the approval of the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund Final Report, allowing for the distribution of quarterly license revenue to eligible recipient Indian tribes. This move underscores the California Gambling Control Commission’s ongoing commitment to supporting tribal communities through structured revenue sharing, even as some financial shortfalls were acknowledged.

The California Gambling Control Commission also reviewed several renewal applications for cardroom owner licenses. Noteworthy renewals included Bankers Casino under Old Town Investments Incorporated, Blacksheep Casino Company and Bruce’s Bar and Casino, which were approved with specific conditions related to operational compliance and security protocols.

Another critical area of focus was the licensing of key employees at tribal casinos. Several applications for initial and renewal of key employee licenses were approved, reflecting the California Gambling Control Commission’s stringent oversight in ensuring that individuals in significant casino roles meet the regulatory requirements. These decisions are essential for maintaining the integrity and security of gaming operations within the state.

Additionally, the meeting addressed the renewal and approval of third-party proposition player services, which are vital for cardrooms that do not bank their games. The California Gambling Control Commission approved several of these licenses, highlighting its role in facilitating responsible gambling while ensuring compliance with state laws.

The California Gambling Control Commission’s actions during the April meeting highlight the complex regulatory environment governing the state’s gambling industry and its proactive approach in adapting to new challenges and ensuring fair and safe gambling practices.

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GoldenRace, first virtual sports provider certified in Peru

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GoldenRace, first virtual sports provider certified in Peru

 

GoldenRace, global provider of award-winning Virtual Sports and betting solutions, has recently received the certification for its Virtual Sports product in the Peruvian market.

At the beginning of the present year (February 2024), GoldenRace was registered in the country’s regulator portal, as well as obtained three certifications for Retail, Online and the Jackpot progressive award.

More specifically, the company, which already is the Virtual Sports provider leader in the Latin American market, certified 13 of its games for the retail sector and 21 for the online sector.

It is the first time we certified our Jackpot and also some games such as our newest Crash game, Fire Crash; the penalty-based football game, Penalt2Win; and some classics like Perfect6, Spin2Win American and Spin2Win American Royale.

“This certification process is a clear commitment of the company with the Peruvian market, where we have been focused for a long time now, creating specific products and working locally to give players a premium product they like. This certification is just one more step to keep being leaders in the country,” said Martin Wachter, GoldenRace’s CEO and Founder.

GoldenRace already has some outstanding numbers in Peru’s betting industry, working with 90% of the Retail market (over 6,200 units) and all the major Online operators.

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Galaxsys Attains Game Certification in Peru

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Galaxsys Attains Game Certification in Peru

 

Galaxsys continues to expand in Latin America with Peruvian Games Certifications. 

Galaxsys, a well-known games studio in the gaming industry in the fast and skill games vertical, revealed today further global games certification in the Latin American market of Peru.

The games certified for the Peru market include Blackjack, Crash, HiLo, Keno, Penalty, Rocketon, Cash Show, Crasher, and GoldenRA.

Latin America is a growth market for Galaxsys and its broader portfolio of instant, crash, mines, and Plinko games, which are preferred by players who enjoy quick wins. 

Hayk Sargsyan, CEO of Galaxsys, commented: “We are thrilled our games are certified in Peru. This addition of the Peruvian market jurisdiction is now part of a long list of regulated markets in Europe and Latin America, where our games are available. The recent attendance at the trade SAGSE show has successfully delivered new operator partners and a robust inquiry pipeline as Peru, Colombia, and Asia markets are generating incredible growth opportunities for us from tier 1 and local operators alike.

We thank the relevant regulatory bodies for their trust in our commitment to high security, quality standards, and responsible gaming as we continue to make our games available in additional regulated markets.”

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