The ICE Totally Gaming 2017 conference taking place February 7-9 a the ExCeL Centre in London is the largest and most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world. ICE brings together international operators, regulators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, eSports, fantasy, lottery, mobile, online, social, sports and street gaming sectors.
While at the conference, we invite you to visit the Distil Networks booth (S8-257) to see how we can provide you with a proactive and precise way to mitigate bad bots without impacting your legitimate human users. Stop by to see how Distil can help you:
- Protect betting revenue
- Eliminate in play bots
- Stop betting line web scrapers
- Reduce transaction fraud
- Prevent account takeover
- Improve website performance
How do bad bots impair online gaming and betting websites?
Fraudsters and unscrupulous competitors capitalize on unique content using bad bots to scrape betting line data and perform electronic arbitrage. Bots perform this activity around the clock and at a speed and volume that no human can match.
User accounts on gaming websites are vulnerable to brute force attempts to login and subsequently hijack accounts. Because people typically use the same login credentials on many websites, if another site is breached it is common for those stolen credentials to be used by fraudsters on other sites. Gaming sites, with points and real money behind the login page, are prime targets for account takeover attacks.
Bad bot behavior, like web scraping and account takeover attacks, wastes infrastructure resources. This behavior increases latency reducing overall website performance. This results in increased bandwidth costs and potential denial of service for gaming operators.
Bad bots are also programmed to hide in plain sight on the website. These ‘in-play’ bots impact legitimate users and undermine the betting revenue from real humans.
With Distil Networks, gaming operators have a proactive and precise way to mitigate bad bots
and level the playing field.
About the Author
Jaweed Metz is the Director of Product Marketing at Distil Networks. Prior to Distil, Jaweed has a variety of marketing B2B experience with leading Enterprise (Cisco, HP Enterprise Security) and successful start-ups (Netsys Technologies, Motive) in Corporate, Product Marketing and Strategic Partnership Alliances. Jaweed is responsible for product positioning and messaging, sales enablement tools and content and developing and driving marketing strategy. He is also responsible for creating compelling content that resonates with customers such as blog posts, customer success stories, infographics, datasheets and white papers to help drive lead generation activities for the company.More Content by Jaweed Metz