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LIMELIGHT SOLUTIONS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

SOLUTION BRIEF

Each year, online gambling commands a larger share of the overall betting market. But online betting has challenges that don’t apply to land-based facilities. To deliver an entertaining, fast-paced gaming experiences on every device, you need to overcome technical issues like latency, availability, compatibility, authentication and security. Limelight Networks has proven solutions that help online gambling platform providers and operators grow thriving, profitable online gaming businesses.

CHALLENGES FACING ONLINE GAMBLING PROVIDERS

Players expect instant action and response from every online experience today and will quickly abandon your games for a competitor’s if you don’t deliver it. Video latency of even a few seconds, poor video quality, or out-of-sync interaction can all hamper play. In addition to satisfying player expectations, providers face a myriad of other challenges including ensuring geo-compliance, thwarting cybercriminals and cheaters, and establishing compliance and dispute resolution procedures. The business impact of these issues can be serious, including lost customers and revenue. There are a wealth of new business opportunities in online gaming—race and sports betting, live casino games, software-based casino games like video poker and slots—but each offers a unique set of challenges.

ONLINE RACE, SPORTS AND ESPORTS BETTING

In-play betting is helping drive growth in online race, sports and eSports categories, especially watch and bet interfaces that combine live video streaming with betting on a single device. While the ultimate in engagement, live in-play betting requires ultra-low latency video to deliver the best interactive experience while preventing cheating and spoilers.

SOFTWARE-BASED CASINO AND SOCIAL GAMES

In these crowded fields, successful providers need fresh new games and snappy gameplay to engage players and beat out the competition. To retain and attract players, providers need to securely deliver fast software downloads, game updates and demos of new games at scale to ensure great play on any device.

LIVE STREAMING CASINO GAMES

To many players, a casino experience featuring realtime betting and video chat with live dealers is highly appealing. However, delivering a great live experience requires a combination of reliability, quality, and ultra-low latency video streaming that traditional streaming video technology can’t deliver.

LIMELIGHT SOLUTIONS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

Limelight helps you deliver the best online gaming experiences with a robust set of capabilities including:

  • High-performance content delivery that lets you deliver exceptional gameplay over one of the world’s largest private global networks featuring local caching, secure private backbone, distributed storage and connections to over 1,000 last-mile ISPs.
  • Web Acceleration of static and dynamic content for fast, smooth gameplay and interaction on any device.
  • File Distribution for fast, efficient game downloads and updates.
  • Realtime Streaming delivers broadcast-quality video with sub-second latency plus live interaction, ideal for watch and bet action, chat and other interactive features.
  • High-quality video streaming to deliver a superior gameplay experience.
  • Video Recording of gameplay, betting and even shuffling for compliance and dispute resolution.
  • Device Identification with configurable actions delivers the optimal experience for each player’s device.
  • Security Services including Web Application Firewall protection and DDoS Attack Interceptor help protect you against malicious attacks.
  • Geo-blocking and IP blocking ensure compliance with regulatory requirements to restrict access.
  • Edge Compute Services let you deploy your games and process data close to your players, delivering lightning-fast gaming response.

BENEFITS OF LIMELIGHT ONLINE GAMBLING SOLUTIONS

HIGH PERFORMANCE TO MAXIMIZE REVENUE

  • Maximize Revenue with faster gameplay that delivers more games per hour, higher quality to reduce churn, and high responsiveness to keep players engaged.
  • Attract, Convert and Retain Players with instant start, fast gameplay, and sustained high-quality visuals and audio.
  • Provide Highly Responsive Gameplay with Limelight’s industry-leading caching performance that delivers images, video and files from locations near your users.
  • Deliver Game Updates Quickly with an integrated storage, caching and distribution network that can deliver even the largest game files securely and rapidly.
  • Provide the Fastest Gaming Experience by moving processor-intensive tasks to the network edge to reduce latency.

REACH EVERY PLAYER’S DEVICE

  • Detect Your Players’ Devices and Optimize Delivery to smartphones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, and smart TV’s.

REALTIME VIDEO PLAY FOR LIVE CASINO, SPORTS AND ESPORTS

  • Deliver a Breakthrough Experience that rivals the instant action of a land-based casino or sportsbook with the Limelight Realtime Streaming trifecta:
    • Instant Video reaches your players in less than one second anywhere in the world so everyone experiences the action as it happens and can wager without delay.
    • Broadcast Quality brings your players the impact and excitement from live gaming tables, sporting events or eSports tournaments.
    • Live Data Support lets you offer wagering and chatting abilities with realtime video that provide gamers with an integrated live betting experience.

MULTI-LEVEL SECURITY

  • Defend Against Hackers and Cheaters without impacting performance with Limelight Security solutions.
  • Thwart Malicious Denial of Service attacks that overload your systems with large volumes of malicious traffic with Limelight DDoS Attack Interceptor.
  • Protect Your Website and Web Applications against application layer attacks intended to compromise your web site and steal data with Limelight Web Application Firewall.

COMPLIANCE AND DISPUTE HANDLING

  • Maintain Geographical Compliance with geo-blocking and IP blocking that let you decide who can access your games.
  • Record Every Game for Dispute Handling and Compliance using Limelight Origin Storage for recording games and events.

MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

  • Integrate with your Existing Workflow using developer-friendly APIs that let you configure, manage, monitor and operate Limelight services programmatically.
  • Manage from a Secure Self-Service Portal with Limelight Control, making it easy to configure and manage the Limelight platform.
  • Work Smarter with monitoring, reporting, and analytics that provide insights and visualizations to help you optimize delivery to your players.