Geolocation compliance technology specialist GeoComply has unveiled a United States based growth of its services, after being awarded the green light to extend into West Virginia.
The company has announced that it has received full approval as a sports wagering supplier for its geolocation compliance solution with the Mountain State, which this week saw Delaware North, an operator of two properties in the region, announce the intention to sue its former partner Miomni Gaming after sportsbook closures.
GeoComply was initially granted interim approval last year prior to receiving full approval from the West Virginia Lottery, which regulates all forms of gaming and gambling in the state.
David Briggs, CEO of GeoComply Solutions, said of the organisations newest development: “Geolocation compliance technology is one of the cornerstones of online sports wagering, and we’re really happy to have received full approval from the West Virginia Lottery.
“With almost 60 percent of residents living close to the West Virginia border, it’s critically important to utilize accurate and reliable geolocation technology to ensure the state fully monetizes their potential sports wagering market.
“We’re excited to be joining our partners including William Hill, FanDuel, DraftKings and IGT who also received approval in order to move online sports wagering forward in West Virginia.”
Earlier in the week Delaware North announced it is to sue its former sports wagering partner for fraud and contract breaches, after sportsbooks at its Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in West Virginia has to terminate services.
The lawsuit alleges that Miomni Gaming and Michael Venner, its chief executive officer, fraudulently misrepresented its ownership of a key part of the BetLucky sports wagering platform, and breached the joint-venture contract.
Filed late last week in the Court of Chancery for the State of Delaware, it relates to a joint-venture entered alongside Delaware North iGaming, the Delaware North subsidiary, and Miomni’s “willful breach” of the parties’ contract.