Betting group Scientific Games has announced that they are working with compliance group GeoComply to help set the company up for legalized sportsbetting within the United States.
GeoComply helps betting companies with geolocation services, ensuring that players are fenced in for betting services. The company has worked in the state of New Jersey in the past, keeping the Garden State's online casino games within its borders. Scientific Games will be working with GeoComply to put the fencing in on their OpenBet sportsbetting platform, which it is readying for deployment in the U.S.
Currently, sportsbetting is only legal in a handful of states, but New Jersey is pushing to have the activity legalized in their state. The matter is currently with the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to issue a ruling within the next month or so. The prevailing opinion is that the Supreme Court will strike down the current ban in at least some form.
Commenting on the deal GeoComply USA CEO Anna Sainsbury said, "Scientific Games has been a long-time partner of GeoComply since the onset of US-regulated igaming, having first gone live with our geolocation technology in New Jersey in 2013.
"As a market innovator, they have taken the initiative to anticipate the US sports betting market's regulatory needs by integrating our geofencing capabilities into their products.
"This move ideally positions Scientific Games as the industry awaits the Supreme Court decision on the PASPA."
Scientific Games Digital's Quinton Singleton added: "Having recently announced that our sports betting solution is already under review by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Scientific Games sees itself at the forefront of the industry to mobilise and offer live online sports wagering as soon as the law permits.
"GeoComply's technology is key for preparing and licensing our solution in such a highly anticipated time in our industry."