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PokerStars Teams with Jumio to Improve ID Verification

Always on the lookout to enhance security and make poker-playing a safe and enjoyable experience, PokerStars has partnered with a cutting-edge technology company known as Jumio to improve the customer ID verification process.

Verifying the ages and identities of players is taken seriously by the world’s leading poker site and the Jumio Netverify software to be employed on a global scale is a means to that end. The software scans, authenticates and extracts required data from players’ identification that includes driver licenses, passports and various ID cards. The verification is done in real-time with the information securely stored.

“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’ Senior Verifications Manager Richard Bregazzi told PokerUpdate. “PokerStars’ commitment to safety and security is second to none.”

With more players logging on to PokerStars than the other nine poker rooms and networks in the industry’s top ten combined, including PokerStars’ offerings in France, Spain and Italy, there is that much more of a vigilant need in protecting their customer base. For that reason, a partnership with a fast-growing company whose specialty centers around Internet and mobile identification validation makes perfect sense.

The Jumio Netverify software is already being used in Italy at, with plans of rolling out its implementation worldwide in the near future. PokerStars players will have the choice of uploading the required identification documentation or presenting that information via computer webcam.

“Our ID credentials validation service not only provides a great customer experience and helps identify underage players and cyber-criminals, but it also helps PokerStars manage the cost and the logistics required to manually verify customer identity documents,” said Jumio’s Bjorn Evers.


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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.