Sazka Integrates OpenBet’s Neccton Technology to Enhance Compliance

In a progressive collaboration between Sazka and OpenBet, the prominent Czech lottery company has implemented OpenBet’s Neccton technology, marking a pivotal advancement in enhancing its compliance capabilities across its multifaceted igaming platforms.

Sazka, part of the Allwyn Group and recognized as the largest lottery operator in the Czech Republic, has instituted the AI-driven solution from Neccton – a leader in responsible gaming, anti-money laundering (AML), and fraud detection – across its lottery, sportsbook, and casino offerings. This implementation signifies the inaugural deployment of Neccton’s technology subsequent to its acquisition by OpenBet in June 2023.

Neccton, operational in over 30 countries and boasting more than 15 years of experience in crafting software and services for the igaming sector, has established itself under the stewardship of industry vanguards Dr. Michael Auer and Andreas Schneeberger. The company stands at the forefront of developing strategic solutions designed to address the critical aspects of responsible igaming, providing a structured and reliable framework to ensure compliance with regulatory norms and safeguarding player interests.

The integration of Neccton’s technology into Sazka’s platforms heralds a new era in the lottery company’s partnership with OpenBet. It comes after Sazkabet, Sazka’s sportsbook division, transitioned to utilizing OpenBet’s sophisticated sports betting technology and services in July 2022, fortifying its position in the market and demonstrating a cooperative synergy in the adoption of advanced technological solutions in the igaming industry.

This strategic move demonstrates Sazka’s steadfast commitment to upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance and player protection. It also underscores OpenBet’s capacity to facilitate enhanced gaming responsibility and robust compliance mechanisms through its Neccton technology, establishing a framework that ensures a secure, compliant, and customer-centric igaming environment.

As the igaming landscape continues to evolve, such collaborations exemplify the sector’s dedication to employing advanced technologies to ensure a safe and responsible gaming experience for all participants, while concurrently adhering to the stringent regulatory norms that govern the industry. This enhanced compliance capability not only fortifies the integrity and reliability of the igaming operators but also ensures a sustainable and ethical operational framework within the industry.

Jason Ayton, VP, Corporate Development & Strategy at OpenBet, said: “Partnering with Sazka to integrate Neccton’s leading technology across a number of its offerings demonstrates the core reason we expanded our capabilities within the gambling compliance arena. Operators are keen to extend their resources in this area, and now we have the product suite to cater to those demands following our acquisition of Neccton.

“We are proud to work with WLA members and help them remain compliant, while improving their player experience.”

Pavel Gernt, Player Protection Manager at Sazka, said: “Sazka is about fun and responsibility. In addition to complying with all legislation, we also take a number of measures beyond the law. We are dedicated to prevention, early identification of risky players and cooperation with non-profit institutions that are able to lend a helping hand.

“No matter how good the intervention strategies you have in place, you can’t use them if you are blind, therefore we decided to implement Neccton’s compliance toolkit and further improve the quality of detection of players at risk.”

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