Renowned B2B live casino services provider Evolution Gaming has been alleged of conducting illegal activities by a renowned New Jersey-based law firm Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP. According to the allegation, Evolution has been providing access to players from restricted countries, including Syria, Sudan, and Iran. The allegation also added that players from these countries require technical manipulation of the company’s systems to access Evolution’s gaming contents which the company has been providing lately.
The live casino dealer has dismissed all these allegations claiming that these were baseless and purposely defamed the company. To prove its claims, the company also moved forward to explain its business model and operating practices.
Evolution has clarified that if any illegal activity has been conducted on behalf of the company, it was deliberately done by an operator via a VPN (a virtual private network). The operator happens to be one of the customers of the company’s aggregator. Evolution said that the customer manipulated the company’s system (to check the player’s geographical location) so that it looked like the games were available in that country, but in reality, it was one of the blocked countries. Otherwise, such a mishap cannot happen because Evolution holds valid licenses as a supplier before launching its products in a particular market; it has already obtained B2B licenses in over 20 countries all over the world.
The company went on to explain that it works with various operators and aggregators who employ necessary tools to block certain countries from accessing the company’s gaming content. Therefore, among the innumerable operators that Evolution works with, if this kind of technical manipulation is done by an anonymous third-party operator, it is deliberately done to discredit Evolution’s business.
The Slot giant also claimed that its partner operators handle all the customer funds and KYC (Know-your-customer) compliances, and thus it is the operator’s responsibility to check on the player before allowing access to the games. The operator partners are also responsible for checking the regulations applicable in any jurisdiction to make the game contents available in a particular market. If the operators accept players from a specific jurisdiction, the operator should be held responsible for such mishaps and not the game provider.
Though the allegations affected the game provider’s market capitalization by billions, the company has not accepted any allegations of illegal activity conducted and is ready to clarify any misinformation raised against its operations and services.