Sightline Joins Forces with Responsible Gaming Solution GameSecure

The partnership aims to connect payment solutions and a centralized real-time self-exclusion database for increased player protection

Vancouver BC, May 22, 2019 – Las Vegas-based Sightline Payments (“Sightline”) and Vancouver based Bencon Technologies Inc. (“Bencon”) have entered into a partnership to bridge the current technological gap between digital self-exclusion functions and payment services. The goal of the partnership is to ensure at-risk patrons are denied access to content or payment services in real-time.

The first quarter of 2019 has resulted in a number of violations of self-excluded patrons gaining access to content in the US market, meaning regulator fines have been issued to non-compliant operators, unfortunately, the damage to the patron is already done. GameSecure’s real-time database solution will ensure these patrons do not gain access to digital content once self-excluded and by partnering with Sightline’s Play+ platform it creates another barrier to a patron’s payment activity.

“The Sightline team has been committed to responsible gaming for more than 20 years and we are very excited to announce this important partnership,” said Cameron Conn, Co-Founder of Bencon Technologies Inc.

“We strongly believe there is not a singular solution to completely address all aspects of player protection and responsible gaming, however, partnerships like these allow for better solutions that will give continued insights into at-risk behavior for improved responsible gaming programs.”

“Sightline is in a unique position because our Play+ ecosystem, in the US, connects to nearly 100% of all digital platforms and 90%+ of all casino management systems, allowing for a uniform capability for a network-wide self-exclusion program through our SPAN Network,” said Kirk Sanford, CEO and Founder of Sightline Payments.

A primary goal of the partnership will be to work with the responsible and problem gambling communities to ensure these new solutions will work to enhance future programs for player protection.

“The Responsible Gambling Council is pleased to hear about the partnership between GameSecure and Sightline.  We believe that safeguards are imperative to the success of any self-exclusion program,” stated Shelley White, CEO of Responsible Gambling Council in Canada.

Keith Whyte, the Executive Director of the US National Council on Problem Gaming adding: “Congratulations to Bencon and Sightline for this step to further integrate responsible gaming into payment methods for the industry.  Streamlining player protection is an important goal for the National Council on Problem Gambling, and we are pleased to support this innovative effort.”

“Self-exclusion programs have been in existence for years with the on-premise ATM providers, however, until now nothing has existed for the digital world which is where the industry is moving,” added Sanford.

Bencon is currently working with multiple jurisdictions in the United States (and internationally) to integrate GameSecure into their Responsible Gaming Programs.


About Bencon Technologies Inc  (

Founded in 2016, GameSecure is a technological solution for the regulated iGaming industry that allows operators and regulators to have complete real-time visibility, analytics, and player management in the area of responsible gaming and player protection. By leveraging the power of collaboration of data, new jurisdictions have the unique opportunity to comprehensively address the issue in a simple, cost-effective, and non-intrusive manner for operators, regulators, and players. Our objective in building GameSecure is to reduce both operator audits and information requests and risk for both operator and regulator liability for barred players gaining access to iGaming content.

About Sightline Payments (

We deliver integrated resort operators and platform providers the next generation of cashless, mobile, and omni-channel commerce solutions. Our management team pioneered the gaming industry’s first responsible gaming efforts more than 20 years ago when we implemented the ATM/cash access industry’s first contribution to amelioration of problem gambling by establishing a partnership with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The partnership included a compulsive gambling hotline, self-exclusion programs for compulsive gamblers, and denial access to EBT (welfare) recipients from getting cash in casinos. We continue our proactive efforts on responsible gaming and invite other members of the casino industry to join us in promoting responsible gaming.


Cameron B. Conn
CEO and Co-Founder

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