Multi-factor authentication coming to New Jersey online sportsbooks this month

Multi-factor authentication coming to New Jersey online sportsbooks this month

Article brief provided by Legal Sports Report
  • Brad Allen, Legal Sports Report
June 7, 2022 10:39 PM
  • Brad Allen, Legal Sports Report

    New Jersey sportsbooks must beef up their security by the end of June under incoming regulations from the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE.)

    The regulator issued guidelines (N.J.A.C. 13:69O-1.1) in March, ordering NJ sportsbooks to implement Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication (2FA or MFA.) The regulation is primarily designed to stop hackers seizing control of sportsbook accounts and trying to bet or withdraw the funds.

    “The vast majority of the public’s login information is out there for the right price,” said Tom Hill, head of sports betting and iGaming at identity firm Prove.

    “Or you can pull it together if you know where to look. This is about keeping existing accounts secured.”