McMillion$ and the Importance of Instant Win Game Security
If you aren’t sure why instant win game security is that big of a deal, you might want to watch the new HBO docuseries called “McMillion$”. It details the strange, and almost unbelievable, true story of how an employee at a promotional marketing company called Simon Marketing, a former competitor of Marden-Kane’s, committed fraud in the McDonald’s Monopoly games between 1989 and 2001, bilking McDonald’s and their customers out of $24,000,000 in prizes. The first episode of a six-part HBO documentary series aired on Monday, February 3, 2020.
When the story of the McDonald’s fraud case first broke in 2001, it seemed unreal that a marketing partner could have been involved in such a horrendous scheme. But then, not all promotional marketing companies are created equal. Note that it took just one greedy rogue employee to destroy a company with over 2000 employees, the trust of a beloved brand, and the dreams of so many hopeful loyal customers.
Marden-Kane prides itself on adhering to the highest instant win game security standards whenever we are involved in the printing and seeding of prize winners. We did not start this because of what happened with the McDonald’s case – our security protocol was in place before 1989 and continues to evolve over thirty years later. It covers printed game piece security as well as electronic instant win game security. Our game security program can’t be made public – but does ensure that there are checks and balances throughout the process, from code generation, to printing, to random seeding of prizes and prize distribution. Most importantly, our integrity and reputation is beyond reproach placing the needs of the brand and their customers first.
If you are running an instant win game and want to ensure that your game cannot be compromised, or if you need a game security professional to audit your processes, contact us. Our reputable security team has the experience and the know how to make sure that your Instant Win Game is truly secure.
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