WV Lottery Commission Grants 3 iGaming Licenses For Live Dealer, ID Verification

Written By Corey Sharp on February 29, 2024
Image showing casino gaming with playing cards and chips along with the WV state outline for a story about the WV Lottery Commission approving three licenses this week for online casinos within the state.

The West Virginia Lottery Commission handed out three online casino licenses during its monthly meeting earlier this week. Those companies are:

  • PT Services
  • Jumio Services Corporation
  • Radar Labs

All three are going to assist the gambling market in the Mountain State in some capacity. WV online casinos will benefit from PT Services.

West Virginia live dealer games get boost with PT Services

The online casino market in West Virginia has been setting records left and right. The state just posted a new best for the third time in four months in January, producing $16.4 million.

While slots are always a popular vertical in the Mountain State, live dealer games are also extremely well-liked. Many platforms offer Evolution Gaming’s live dealer titles. It now looks like Playtech is throwing its hat in the ring, too.

PT Services is part of Playtech, which is an online gaming software supplier that powers live dealer games. PT Services does the following to help Playtech’s live dealer vertical:

  • Broadcasts live dealer games in premium HD quality
  • Offers the fastest streaming and highest up-time in the market

While playing through Playtech’s live dealer games, PT Services is the reason why the image is so clear and the games move in real-time, right with the live dealer.

PT Services is an example of behind-the-scenes work that is instrumental in the Mountain State breaking multiple online casino revenue records over the past several months.

Look for Playtech to start knocking on the door in the West Virginia live dealer market.


WV Lottery green lights 2 ID verification brands

Jumio Services and Radar Labs are verification businesses that are going to play key roles in the security aspect of the gambling industry.

Jumio Services protects against fraud and financial crimes using artificial intelligence, biometrics, machine learning and liveness detection.

The company offers a wide range of services to stop fraud dead in its tracks.

Radar Labs is an “all-in-one” location services platform that provides geofencing, geocoding and maps. The company, too, prevents fraud activity in the form of picking up specific locations. Here are examples of fraud detection services, according to its website:

  • Detect location spoofing, proxy and VPN usage, device tampering, screen sharing and much more
  • Accurate jurisdictional polygons to detect device country and state for geolocation compliance
  • Part of the leading geofencing platform. Drive app engagement with on-property messaging and right-place, right-time location-aware app experiences

Operators are going to be protected against potential fraud with these companies entering the West Virginia market.

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayWV bringing you coverage of the WV online casino market in the Mountain State. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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