GeoComply becomes Ohio’s ‘first and only’ geolocation compliance supplier

Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that its sportsbook is live in the state of Ohio, with fans in the Buckeye State able to access via desktop or downloading the app.

GeoComply has been awarded a conditional licence by the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

Said to be the “first and only” geolocation and ID verification services compliance supplier in the region, the Commission granted 10 operator licences and four supplier licences as it moves forward towards launching sports betting on January 1, 2023. 

“We are delighted to get our licence approved early in the process,” stated GeoComply’s SVP of Compliance, Lindsay Slader. “Compliance deadlines are coming quickly and we are in the strongest position to ensure our customers meet the requirements and submit complete and final geolocation procedures by November 2.”

Alongside the conditional licence, prospective operators have been told by the OCCC that plans must be submitted to the Commission and approved by November 2 in order to begin accepting bets by the January 1 start date. 

Companies providing KYC services in Ohio are required to obtain a supplier licence. As such, GeoComply’s Ohio conditional suppliers licence covers its IDComply product and geolocation services. 

At this time, GeoComply states that its IDComply is the “only age and identity verification service licensed in Ohio”.

IDComply is said to streamline existing KYC and AML processes, through an “all-in-one solution”, allowing operators to get the highest possible age and identity verification rates through a waterfall workflow.