Oracle Customer Success — Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling

Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling

DGOJ Regulates Online Gambling with Oracle

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Oracle Advanced Security enables us to securely store and encrypt more than 160GB of sensitive data each month. Nothing gives me more peace of mind than knowing that the data we collect is safe and helps us be more effective at our job of regulating gambling.

— José Antonio García García, Deputy Director of Institutional Management and Relations, Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling, Minstry of Finance and Civil Service

DGOJ Stores and Encrypts more than 160GB of Sensitive Data a Month and Ensures its Integrity, Traceability, and Recoverability

The Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) is the body that regulates, authorizes, supervises, and sanctions gambling in Spain, with particular emphasis on online gambling.  It focuses on applying relevant regulation, processing sanctions, managing records, and granting, supervising, and inspecting licenses.

 
Challenges
  • Store data relating to thousands of daily operations executed in the Spanish online gambling marketplace, including transactions, results, administrative fees, and players’ personal details, to analyze and ensure all operations are made fairly and according to regulation
  • Ensure the security, traceability, inalterability, and recoverability of all gambling data to protect consumers’ privacy and provide evidence in legal proceedings
  • Cross-check operators’ active players with the list of voluntarily banned people—who sign up to be added to a confidential blacklist to help them with their addiction—and ensure uptime and traceability to ensure operators are correctly following procedures and are not engaging with banned players
Results
  • Implemented Oracle Advanced Security to securely encrypt and store 160GB of players’ personal data, ensuring their privacy, and gambling transactions, fees, and results to ensure all rules and regulations are respected
  • Ensured the integrity of all data collected from gambling operators—a key aspect if that data is to serve as the basis for inspections, taxes, or penalties—by protecting access to data and tracing and timestamping any access or changes made by any user on a file
  • Enabled the DGOJ to supervise and inspect massive amounts of data securely, build models, and analyze behavior to detect anomalies, such as fraud or match fixing
  • Ensured high availability and minimal downtime, enabling DGOJ to cross-check in real time the list of voluntarily banned players against operators’ registry of active players and ensure the operators follow all regulations and procedures
  • Implemented backup and recovery processes that meet the DGOJ’s strict standards for data protection and recovery
  • Partitioned and compressed data to better manage more than 160GB of new data a month, improving performance, availability, and manageability
  • Simplified database management, reducing the time and effort needed for IT staff to manage the database, access levels, traceability, and security measures

 

We evaluated several options, but only Oracle Advanced Security provides the high availability, data integrity, encryption, access levels, and ability to handle massive amounts of data that we require.

— José Antonio García García, Deputy Director of Institutional Management and Relations, Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling, Minstry of Finance and Civil Service

Execution

DGOJ implemented Oracle Advanced Security internally, with support from Oracle.


About Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling

Headquarters

 
Madrid, Spain

Oracle Solutions Used

Published:  Jun 09, 2017