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New Wireless Casino Solution Focuses on Security

4 June 2003

In late June, WinwardCasino.com will offer the world's first wireless interactive gaming network. Boasted as the world's first real-time, real-money, full-function wireless casino suite, the gaming network uses enhanced security features for wireless and handheld devices. The technology, which comes from Parlay Entertainment and Phantom Fiber, enables gamers to use a single account to play from both a wireless device and a desktop or notebook.

The wireless casino software is designed to deliver a level of security comparable to software for PCs; no personal and/or financial information transferred between the mobile device and the gaming system.


"Security is even better than on the Internet..."
- David Outhwaite
Parlay Entertainment

"Only the actual gaming data is exchanged between the mobile device, the wireless Internet, and the gaming system itself," Parlay Entertainment CEO David Outhwaite explained.

He added, "And the interesting fact about the way the mobile device works is that if you were using a mobile device such as a mobile phone and you were using WML language to do it--so you would actually be sending something through a browser device on the actual handheld--you would have to decrypt and re-encrypt.

With Parlay entertainment's software, however, there's no re-encryption. "Security is even better than on the Internet," Outhwaite said, "because information is never decrypted."

The WinwardCasino.com network supports all Windows CE platforms and the Palm Operating System. Over the next few months, it will become accessible on Symbian- and J2ME-enabled phones and places.

Scheduled for release on June 27, WinwardCasino.com will initially feature 17 games, including blackjack, slots and video poker, for real money wagering on phones and PDAs. Outhwaite estimates that the network is likely to grow to about 30 games within the next month and a half.

Users will be able to access all of the same games from either a wireless device or a desktop PC, and there will be only a few differences between the formats. Essentially game play and security will be the same, though the appearance has been adjusted slightly in order to accommodate the smaller screen size and resolution of a wireless device and to work with its navigation and available memory.

The users sets up an account through a PC Internet connection to go through all the required security and filtering in the casino's property. The wireless device can then easily access the gaming network at any time.

Parlay Entertainment, supplies all of the gaming applications and back-office systems, including the reporting systems and security of the server software. Outhwaite said Parlay partnered with Phantom Fiber, a supplier of wireless technology for mobile devices, because Phantom Fiber is so advanced in different protocols.

He added, "WinwardCasino.com, who actually operates the site, is very experienced in the Internet marketing field. It is a stable, reliable management group that we felt quite comfortable in partnering with in first bringing this to market."

New Wireless Casino Solution Focuses on Security is republished from iGamingNews.com.
Bradley Vallerius

Bradley P. Vallerius, JD manages For the Bettor Good, a comprehensive resource for information related to Internet gaming policy in the U.S. federal and state governments. For the Bettor Good provides official government documents, jurisdiction updates, policy analysis, and many other helpful research materials.

Bradley has been researching and writing about the business and law of internet gaming since 2003. His work has covered all aspects of the industry, including technology, finance, advertising, taxation, poker, betting exchanges, and laws and regulations around the world.

Bradley Vallerius Websites:

www.FortheBettorGood.com
Bradley Vallerius
Bradley P. Vallerius, JD manages For the Bettor Good, a comprehensive resource for information related to Internet gaming policy in the U.S. federal and state governments. For the Bettor Good provides official government documents, jurisdiction updates, policy analysis, and many other helpful research materials.

Bradley has been researching and writing about the business and law of internet gaming since 2003. His work has covered all aspects of the industry, including technology, finance, advertising, taxation, poker, betting exchanges, and laws and regulations around the world.

Bradley Vallerius Websites:

www.FortheBettorGood.com