Playtech Integrates Affordability Tech To Support Its Clients In Protecting Players
Posted on November 26, 2020 | 8:39 am
Playtech, one of the world’s leading providers of software for online casinos, has decided to integrate Affordability UK technology into its information management solution (IMS) platform.
This move will support the casino operators that work with Playtech’s platform in meeting regulatory requirements, but will also allow them to better protect the players.
Affordability UK is supplied by TruNarrative, a company that specializes in KYC (know-your-customer) and fraud detection. This partnership with Playtech will integrate a whole range of player onboarding and verification services into their IMS platform.
Promoting Responsible Gambling
With the help of Affordability UK, the casinos will be able to easily identify customers whose gambling spend may be unsustainable and take the appropriate measures to protect them.
Moreover, the integration of Affordability UK insight into Playtech’s IMS will allow casino operators to write bespoke rules and build thresholds around a player’s affordability data, behaviour and transactions.
With the help of the platform the operators will be able to automate decisions and perform manual investigations based on real-time accurate data. The technology also gives operators the possibility of tracking player spending behaviour across multiple brands using a single interface.
Earlier this year, Playtech announced a partnership with Canadian non-profit organization the Responsible Gaming Council (RGC) in order to help them refine their research on the links between mental health and gambling.
That move was part of a business strategy that Playtech have adopted, called “Sustainable Success.” The strategy states that the company’s main goal is to build upon their success in business, but at the same time make sure that the players are protected and given a safe gambling environment.
Delivering Safer Gambling Services
Speaking about the partnership with TruNarrative, Ian Ince, Chief Compliance Officer at Playtech, said: “As regulatory requirements around the sustainability and affordability of gambling become ever-more stringent, we want to ensure we can empower operators to meet these requirements and protect their players. TruNarrative’s specialist safer gambling services have quickly made them a core partner for Playtech – and now, with Affordability UK, we can offer a sophisticated, market-leading solution, backed by some of the most comprehensive data available. Backed by IMS integration, it can deliver a seamless experience for operators.”
John Lord, Chief Executive Officer at TruNarrative, added: “Since partnering with Playtech earlier this year, we’ve been able to bring a vast array of specialist services to their customers, and we’re delighted to be adding Affordability UK to that list. Affordability UK offers unique insight into a player’s ability to afford their bets, as well minimising the requirement for physical payslips and document submissions, creating a low-friction experience. We’re confident it will become a vital part of any operator’s toolset in their drive to meet and exceed UKGC expectations around safer gambling.”