NJ Gets Tracking System to Detect Location of Online Gamblers

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Skyhook’s blocking-proof services will be used to detect any illegal online gambling.

Internet payment service provider CAMS will be using Skyhook’s Certified Locations to make sure that players accessing online gambling sites in the US state of New Jersey are actually inside state lines. Matthew Katz, chief executive officer at CAMS, announced: “The Skyhook solution will be an integral part of our broader service offering.

After government officials brought changes to American gambling laws and left it up to each state to decide if they want to legalize online gambling, only a few states jumped at the opportunity. New Jersey’s first online casinos went live in November, but CAMS wants to make sure neighboring states don’t access internet these services illegally.

“Geolocation is a primary concern in New Jersey and Skyhook’s Certified Location and Location for Web enables CAMS to ensure that gamblers are in the correct jurisdiction,” he added.

The tracking system that can’t be blocked

Skyhook claims its service uses data from a number of sources – including GPS, cell radio, Wi-Fi access points and IP addresses – allowing it to display the exact location of any users. With the way it is built, the system offers correct information despite all blocking software.

According to company representatives, Skyhook’s services can also be used to identify fake GPS, recognize proxy-based IP addresses and even to locate remote controlled computers operating from outside the state.

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