LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Jumio, Inc., the fast growing online and mobile credentials management company, today announced that PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, has integrated Jumio's real-time ID document verification technology into the PokerStars software. This exciting new feature is now operational in Italy, and will be deployed worldwide in coming months.
PokerStars has more than 60 million registered members and leads the industry in tournament play, innovation, technology and security. The company's ongoing commitment to social and corporate responsibility is evidenced by its focus on verifying customer identity and age by working with Jumio, a leading technology provider in this space.
Jumio's Netverify® will enable PokerStars customers to quickly and easily verify their identity by uploading their ID documents or presenting them to their computer webcam for document authentication.
"Jumio offers a new and unique approach in the identity verification market and we are pleased and excited to be working closely with them to help develop and deliver an innovative and exciting customer verification solution. PokerStars' commitment to safety and security is second to none. This innovative new feature will allow us to provide better and faster service to our customers, while maintaining very high security standards," said Richard Bregazzi, Senior Verifications Manager at PokerStars.
"When an industry leader such as PokerStars selects Jumio to assist with its customer verification processes, it's a great endorsement of Jumio's new approach to the market. Our ID credentials validation service not only provides a great customer experience and helps identify underage players and cybercriminals, but it also helps PokerStars manage the cost and the logistics required to manually verify customer identity documents," said Bjorn Evers, Director at Jumio.
Jumio® Inc. offers next generation online and mobile credit card payments validation and ID verification products for retailers, financial institutions and governmental agencies. Designed to increase revenue, reduce fraud, and streamline customer experiences, Jumio utilizes patent-pending computer vision technology to validate and facilitate transactions while providing unprecedented levels of consumer convenience and data security.
Jumio's Netswipe® enables customers to scan their cards in online and mobile checkout resulting in increased revenue and reduced fraud for businesses operating online and mobile channels. Netverify® supports real-time ID verification in over 90 countries to help businesses meet a variety of know-your-customer requirements and prevent ID fraud.
Jumio's progress in the online gaming industry was recognised in June 2013 when Jumio scooped two awards at the annual industry eGaming Review awards. Up against stiff competition from established identity verification and payments providers, Jumio was selected as winners by representatives from the top 50 online gaming operators as "2013 Best Fraud & Compliance Solution" and as "2013 Best Innovation in Payments".
The company was founded in 2010 by CEO Daniel Mattes and is backed by top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures and Facebook Co-Founder, Eduardo Saverin. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California Jumio operates globally with offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
PokerStars operates the world's most popular online poker sites, serving a global poker community of more than 60 million registered members. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of the world's top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online. More than 105 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars.com, which is more than any other site.
PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also holds separate government licenses in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.
PokerStars is a member of The Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and the European Poker Tour. Rational Group entities in the UK and Isle of Man were collectively recognised as one of the UK's best workplaces when they were awarded a top 25 position by the Great Place to Work Institute in its UK's Best Workplaces - Large category in both 2012 and 2013.