Gaming giant Playtech has established a strategic partnership with iovation, a TransUnion company, to offer FraudForce technology to Playtech operators.

FraudForce is being made available through the Playtech Open Platform, which enables the integration of third-party software with Playtech’s IMS player management platform.

Powered by a global device intelligence platform, FraudForce focuses on the device, not the user, to detect fraudulent activity and identify hidden links between devices and suspicious accounts and identify familiar devices. Access to FraudForce via IMS means operators can make real-time, automated decisions on any device it is felt might pose a risk.

Shimon Akad, chief operating officer, Playtech, said: “Everyone at Playtech is delighted to be working with iovation to bring FraudForce to our licensees.

“IMS is already the most comprehensive player management platform in the industry, but with the Playtech Open Platform, we can enhance its capabilities even further.

‘We are passionate about equipping our operators with world-class fraud prevention tools, and our partnership with iovation is a key part of our strategy to deliver this. FraudForce is a powerful weapon in the war on cybercrime in online gambling, with its integration into IMS providing a seamless boost to the arsenal of our licensees.”

“We’re excited that Playtech is joining forces with iovation to make the Internet a safer and less complicated place for its licensees,” added Ed Wu, VP of global partnerships at iovation.

“Our partnership strengthens the ability to spot risks and remediate fraud threats. It’s a fantastic feeling to be able to work together to give users an extra level of confidence.”

Playtech’s partnership with iovation is the latest in a series of agreements with strategically selected third parties designed to deliver a 360-degree customer toolset, capable of managing the most stringent of regulatory environments.