Two of the most respected names in the sports betting and gambling compliance industry – U.S. Integrity and Odds On Compliance – are pleased to announce their merger to form the industry’s first global compliance and integrity solution.
U.S. Integrity is a technology-driven sports wagering monitoring company, providing the highest level of protection against betting-related fraud and corruption. Odds On Compliance is an industry-leading technology and consultancy firm specializing in sports betting, iGaming, and gambling regulatory compliance across North America, Europe, and Latin America. This strategic merger will create a powerhouse of expertise, innovation, and comprehensive solutions for betting operators and professional and collegiate sports organizations in the ever-evolving world of sports betting and gambling compliance.
“We are thrilled to unite the strengths of U.S. Integrity and Odds On Compliance to create a firm that is poised to redefine the standards of excellence in the sports betting and gambling compliance industry,” said Matt Holt, CEO of U.S. Integrity, to be appointed as CEO of the combined company.
The two companies teamed up earlier this year in a joint venture to build ProhiBet, the industry’s first and only prohibited bettor solution providing a secure and transparent method for sports properties, both professional and collegiate, as well as sportsbook operators, to ensure that athletes, coaches, and league/school administrative staff remain compliant with the intricate web of state regulations that govern sports betting activities. ProhiBet has gained incredible momentum following its launch on September 1st with the signing of a number of sports properties and operators, including the BIG12, UFC, AAC, and Hard Rock Digital, among dozens of others.
“This merger is a testament to our joint commitment to helping the industry navigate the complexities of this rapidly growing and highly regulated sector. This fusion of strengths will enable us to offer a comprehensive suite of compliance and integrity technology products and services,” said Eric Frank, CEO of Odds On Compliance, to be appointed as President of the combined company.
Clients of the combined company can expect to benefit from a wider geographic reach, continued innovation, and an even greater commitment to delivering tailored solutions that drive success and sustainability. Following the merger, which is expected to close later this month, subject to certain shareholder and regulatory approvals as well as customary closing conditions, the combined company will be committed to upholding the same high standards of service, professionalism, and integrity that both firms have been known for.
Pace-O-Matic Wins Landmark Texas Court Case: A Victory for Small Business Owners and Community Organizations
Pace-O-Matic, the industry leader in skill-based games, today announced a significant legal victory in Texas, affirming the legality of its skill-based games. This ruling, issued Tuesday evening by State District Judge Laurine Blake, emphasized that such games are not considered gambling under Texas law. The ruling represents a triumph for small business owners, bar owners, and fraternal organizations who rely on these games to attract customers and support their businesses.
Michael Barley, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Pace-O-Matic, stated, “This ruling is a monumental victory for the small businesses and community organizations that have been able to thrive thanks to skill-based gaming. Our commitment to providing legal, enjoyable, and skill-based gaming options has once again been validated by the courts.”
This legal win underscores Pace-O-Matic’s dedication to fostering a responsible gaming environment while supporting local economies and community groups.
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NJDGE Closes its Investigation of Evolution AB with No Further Action
Evolution AB has been informed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) that it has conducted an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Evolution AB and that its investigation has been closed with no further action taken.
In November 2021 the NJDGE received a report prepared by an unidentified firm alleging misconduct by Evolution AB. Following receipt of the report, the NJDGE commenced a thorough investigation into the allegations to determine their validity.
The NJDGE found no evidence that Evolution sanctioned, promoted, permitted, or otherwise materially benefitted from its content offered by operators in any market that the NJDGE considers a prohibited jurisdiction.
Evolution also conducted an internal review, while concluding that its due diligence and compliance processes were sufficient, Evolution took the opportunity to enhance its processes. The NJDGE supports the enhancements that Evolution has made. The enhancements did not relate to any jurisdictional violations.
The NJDGE’s investigation into this matter is closed requiring no further action.
Gen.G and University of Kentucky Bring Back Award Winning Conference “Campus Takeover” Designed to Drive the Future of Collegiate Esports
Global esports and gaming organization Gen.G and the University of Kentucky (UK) are bringing back their award winning collegiate esports industry conference, Campus Takeover, on March 30 and April 6. This two-day event will bring together esports professionals with students and administrators from different universities. UK continues to pave the way as an esports ecosystem leader in the SEC and Midwest region.
Campus Takeover Day 1 is a student-focused event leading up to the professional conference, and will be live-streamed at twitch.tv/universityofky on March 30 starting at 4:30 PM EST. Campus Takeover Day 2, the flagship professional conference, will be hosted at the Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building on the University of Kentucky campus on April 6, starting at 10:00 AM EST.
“Since we started this event, we had a responsibility to uphold what future students expect of the University of Kentucky when it comes to their budding esports careers. There’s a lot expected about the future of gaming and esports, and we want to make sure our students are well equipped to be that expected change for years to come,” Heath Price, Associate Chief Information Officer at University of Kentucky, said.
Additionally, many esports professionals hailing from different segments of esports business will participate in various panels during Campus Takeover. The panels and discussions will cover a bevy of topics, including how to maximize your time when looking for new jobs, a conversation around esports, influencers, business, and video games, a look at intersectionality in games, and much more. Other clubs and programs will also be welcome to have tables within the Atrium during Campus Takeover, so even newer students get to see everything UK has to offer.
“University of Kentucky has been our long term collegiate partner; their investment in this community allows us to have a small hand in making sure the future of gaming and esports is secure. We all want to see this industry thrive, and we hope Campus Takeover is a stepping stone for other schools to form their own ways to develop the collegiate esports ecosystem,” Martin Kim, Chief Revenue Officer at Gen.G, said.
Campus Takeover was recognized at the 2023 Esports & Gaming Business Summit Tempest Awards, where it won the award for the Collegiate Esports Program of the Year.
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