by SADONNA PRICE on MARCH 5, 2014 It was just a few days ago that the Governors of Delaware and Nevada announced an agreement which will see the two states working together to provide player pooling in online game play. History was made in the United States when the Multi State Internet Gaming Association was formed and now player liquidity will be pooled and other states have been invited to join.
Additional states can join if they meet the minimum standards which have been put in place by the framework of the agreement. After the announcement of the agreement, the two states had to determine several factors including geolocation. This technology is needed to be able to determine where a player is located physically, as this will determine what online gaming the player can participate or may not participate in.
It was just announced via press release that Nevada and Delaware will be working with Locaid, a Location Service company, to provide geolocation services. The company will be providing multi-state geolocation technology for both states to use and will adhere to the Multi-State Internet Gaming agreement which was signed on the 25th of February.
Locaid states that their Compliance API will provide the two states with non-spoofable geolocation services that will be compliant with regulatory requirements of each state. The service works in conjunction with the Locaid existing mobile network reach to determine a location of every player.
Rip Gerber is the CEO and President of Locaid and he commented on the first Multi-state geolocation Compliance API by stating the Locaid Company provides mobile compliance technology that will enable the first ever interstate online poker agreement in the history of the United States.
According to Gerber, the company has been plumbing mobile location systems with carriers, operators and regulators for many years to be ready for this landmark event. The company looks forward to working with more states as they get on board with the interstate poker pact.