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Mecca & Grosvenor Casinos partner with Jumio to streamline the customer verification process

London, UK – Feb. 4, 2014 – Jumio, Inc., the fast growing online and mobile credentials management company, today announced that The Rank Group Plc, owner of leading entertainment brands Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, has signed a deal to use Jumio’s Netverify® solution.

The Rank Group Plc is a leading European gaming and betting business, based in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mecca is one of the largest bingo operators with a presence in club, online and on mobile. MeccaBingo.com is one of the UK’s most popular community gaming websites offering popular games like bingo, poker and slot games. Grosvenor Casinos is the UK’s largest casino brand with nearly 60 casinos across the UK as well as their online operation, GrosvenorCasinos.com.

Jumio’s Netverify® will be integrated into the Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos sites so that players can be quickly verified without having to email or fax copies of their ID documents. The Netverify® solution will enable Mecca and Grosvenor customers to scan their passport or driving licence via their device camera and Netverify® will then authenticate the document against a range of security features.

“Using Netverify® will streamline our customer experience whilst helping us comply with our Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. Using technology to replace manual processes makes the Mecca & Grosvenor experience quicker and more satisfying for our customers” said Chris McKarkiel, Head of Digital Commercial Risk

“We’re seeing more and more gaming clients choose to embrace our computer vision technology, not just to meet compliance requirements, but also to improve the customer experience,” said David Pope, Marketing Director at Jumio.

“Gaming companies have always been at the forefront of embracing new web technologies and it’s great to see that that the remote gaming industry continues to use technology such as Jumio to set new standards in delivering on its commitment to Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance”, said Clive Hawkswood, CEO at the Remote Gaming Association.

For immediate release:
(UK) SkyParlour PR
Angela Yore (SkyParlour) Tel 0161 817 8710 / 07738 822956
Email angela@skyparlour.com

Matthew Pears (SkyParlour) Tel 0161 817 8711 / 07718 190 451
Email matthew@skyparlour.com

About 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.

About Rank Group Plc

The Group has been entertaining Britain since 1937, from its origins in motion pictures to today’s gaming based entertainment brands. The Group has remained true to its founding mission to make life better by bringing people together for fun and entertainment. In this the Group applies a moral code, focused on values of fairness and a belief in ‘the right thing to do’.

Over the course of more than three-quarters of a century, the Group has thrilled many millions of customers in Britain and around the world. The Group’s story is one of iconic brands and talented people with a mission to entertain. Rank’s principal market is Britain, where it operates Grosvenor Casinos (55 casinos) and Mecca (97 bingo clubs). In addition, Rank operates in Spain as Top Rank and Enracha (11 bingo clubs) and in Belgium as Grosvenor Casinos (two casinos).