Newgioco Group, Inc. (“Newgioco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NWGI), a global sports betting and interactive gaming technology company providing fully integrated, omni-channel sports betting software solutions, is pleased to announce that Odissea Betriebsinformatik Beratung GmbH (“Odissea”), its wholly owned software development subsidiary, has passed Stage 1 of the ISO-27001 certification process for safety management which involves an informal review of the Information Security Management System (ISMS), for example checking the existence and completeness of key documentation such as the organization’s information security policy, Statement of Applicability (SoA) and Risk Treatment Plan (RTP).
The procedures for Stage 2 certification, involves a more detailed and formal compliance audit and independent testing of the ISMS against the requirements specified in ISO-27001, and is currently underway.
“We are continuing to put full measures in place that include the ISO-27001 as well as the platform certifications provided by Gaming Laboratories International (“GLI”) for our anticipated launch in the US sports betting market by the third quarter of 2020,” stated Michele (Mike) Ciavarella, Newgioco’s Chief Executive Officer. “We expect ISO-27001 to be completed within two months and to have Version 1 of Odissea’s Elys US Platform ready to submit for GLI-33 certification within two to three weeks. The GLI-33 certification independently verifies for state regulators the transparency of each bet transaction that is processed through our software.”
Once ISO-27001 certification is completed, Odissea will be subject to ongoing and follow-up reviews or audits to confirm that it remains in compliance with the standard.
About Newgioco Group, Inc.
Newgioco Group, Inc., is a global leisure gaming technology company, with fully licensed online and land-based gaming operations and innovative betting technology platforms that provide bet processing for casinos and other gaming operators. The Company conducts its business under the registered brand Newgioco primarily through its internet-based betting distribution network on its website, www.newgioco.it as well as in retail neighborhood betting shops throughout Italy.
Newgioco offers clients a full suite of leisure gaming products and services, such as sports betting, virtual sports, online casino, poker, bingo, interactive games and slots. Newgioco also owns and operates innovative betting platform software providing both B2B and B2C bet processing for casinos, sports betting and other online and land-based gaming operators. Additional information is available on our corporate website at www.newgiocogroup.com.
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