MONTREAL AND LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
(TSXV: AYA) and Aristocrat Technologies Inc. today announced that they
have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding whereby Aristocrat will
offer Amaya's leading Ongame poker network platform to Aristocrat's
U.S. customers through Aristocrat's award-winning nLive™ online gaming
Ongame has added many features for recreational players tailored for the
U.S. market. Recent new products include Strobe, a new fast-fold poker
format; Instant Rewards, an achievement and player incentive engine;
and Hyperspace, in-client player communication. Ongame poker also has
full mobile support for both iOS and Android, including tablets and
Aristocrat's nLive solution offers land-based operators a turnkey
solution for providing their players with an online gaming solution.
Operators can immediately start to offer play-for-fun games, which give
players the chance to sample casino table games, multiplayer games and
Aristocrat's online slots when they're not in the venue. As soon as
necessary regulatory approvals have been put in place, the operator can
switch from play-for-fun poker to real money poker.
"We are delighted to partner with Ongame to offer online poker on the
nLive platform," said Atul Bali, President of Aristocrat Americas.
"This aligns perfectly with our strategy of bringing our best-of-breed
wagering, free play and social platform, while integrating both
Aristocrat and leading third-party content as part of the nLive
"Aristocrat and Amaya share a common vision of integrating land-based
gaming with online gaming," said David Baazov, CEO of Amaya Gaming
Group Inc. "Integrating our online poker offering into the Aristocrat
nLive platform opens up a wide range of new opportunities in the United
States. This is a strategic relationship in the most promising market
in the world."
Amaya provides a full suite of gaming products and services including
casino, poker, sportsbook, platform, lotteries and slot machines. Some
of the world's largest gaming operators and casinos are powered by
Amaya's online, mobile, and land-based products. Amaya is present in
all major gaming markets in the world with offices in North America,
Latin America and Europe. Amaya recently acquired Cryptologic, a
pioneer within online casino, Ongame, a leader within online poker, and
Cadillac Jack, a successful slot machine manufacturer. For more
information please visit www.amayagaming.com.
Ongame is one of the world's largest B2B poker providers. The global
network includes more than 25 of the e-gaming industry's strongest
brands and operators. Ongame also operates in regulated markets
including France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium and Spain. The company offers
both operators and their players a wide variety of cash games and
tournaments to choose from, every hour of every day. Ongame Network Ltd
is headquartered in Gibraltar and part of Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Further information about Ongame can be found at www.ongame.com.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure
Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions. The
Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and
services are available in more than 90 countries around the world.
Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including
electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further
information visit the company's website at www.aristocrat-us.com.
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reasonable by management at this time, are inherently subject to
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SOURCE: AMAYA GAMING GROUP INC.
For further information:
VP, Business Development
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Director of Communications
Ongame Network Ltd
+46 701 64 70 13
Vice President, System Sales and Marketing
Aristocrat Technologies Inc.