Poker website PokerStars has integrated into its platform real-time identification document verification technology provided by online and mobile credentials management company Jumio.
The new feature is now operational in Italy and will be deployed worldwide in coming months, according to Jumio.
Jumio’s Netverify technology will enable PokerStars customers to verify their identity by uploading their ID documents or presenting them to their computer webcam for document authentication.
“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 said.
“PokerStars’ commitment to safety and security is second to none. This innovative new feature will allow us to provide better and faster service to our customers, while maintaining very high security standards.”
Jumio director Bjorn Evers added, “Our ID credentials validation service not only provides a great customer experience and helps identify underage players and cybercriminals, but it also helps PokerStars manage the cost and the logistics required to manually verify customer identity documents.”
PokerStars has more than 60 million registered members.