Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK/Western Europe at payment solutions provider ECOMMPAY, believes his company has been welcomed as part of the igaming industry after its fifth consecutive ICE trade exhibition.

ICE London annually attracts over 30,000 visitors from 150+ countries to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre for three days of sharing industry innovations, meeting current and prospective partners, exchanging ideas, and networking among industry peers.

“Though quieter compared with previous years,” Marcantonio explained, “the calibre of visitors was higher.

“Whereas previously I was often describing what we do, I noticed that this year, we were recognised. People were seeking us out specifically, so there was no need to introduce ECOMMPAY – they knew who we were.”

In 2019, ECOMMPAY exhibited a wide array of proprietary payment technologies and tailored solutions to representatives from across the various gaming sectors.

Marcantonio said that many of the queries covered challenging markets: “Most operators are interested in the solutions – both concerning pay-ins and payouts – that we have for challenging regions. However, they’re very open to striking a balance between European acquiring in exchange for support in the complicated markets.”

Business Development Manager Vladimir Polyakov also noted a tendency of operators to bemoan their limited IT resources: “Many implied that the reason they approached us specifically was for the emphasis we have on technological infrastructure – our team of 150+ IT specialists has turned into one of our strongest assets!”

Challenging industry rivals for the honour of taking home a gong at the International Gaming Awards 2019, ECOMMPAY also achieved victory in the Innovation in Payments category (see picture above).

Having previously won the now-retired Payment Processing Company of the Year award in 2017, ECOMMPAY reaffirmed its commitment to innovation by introducing payments technologies targeted towards improving iGaming client operations.

A panel of experts assessed the payment service provider and direct acquirer’s contributions to the industry, focussing on GATE2025, the reimagined payment gateway launched last year, to name ECOMMPAY the victor in the Innovation in Payments category.