Pace-O-Matic files lawsuit against BMM Testlabs for alleged technology hacking

April 6, 2023
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The lawsuit claims BMM did not properly access proprietary and patented technology.

Pace-O-Matic (POM) has filed a federal lawsuit against BMM Testlabs, as well as against Peter Nikiper and against “John Does affiliated with the casino gaming industry.” The company alleged that BMM “improperly accessed their patented and proprietary technology.”

Pace-O-Matic released an official statement outlining its claims against BMM.

The company said: “BMM, without legal authorization or the permission of POM, accessed our confidential and patented technology and conducted an unauthorized inspection and forensic examination of our game.

"In their efforts, they made copies of hard drives and attempted to decrypt security codes to access our confidential and proprietary information.”

The company went on to say that BMM has “completely aligned with the American Gaming Association (AGA)” as well as with the casino industry in national public campaigns against POM and skill games.

Group Chief Public Affairs Officer Mike Barley commented further on more specific complaints against BMM.

He said: “BMM knowingly and wrongfully attempted to hack our patented technology. BMM has totally and completely aligned itself with the AGA and big casinos' campaign against the legal skill game industry and Pace-O-Matic.

“While we don’t mind having an argument based on the facts regarding skill games and the record profits the casino industry has earned, attempting to steal our proprietary technology.”

Pace-O-Matic says it develops legally compliant skill games in the US. Its games are featured in numerous restaurants and bars throughout the country, as well as in social halls like the Veterans of Foreign War posts and the American Legion.

The company said it “fully backs the measures taken by state law enforcement” to stop illegal gambling.  

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