MONTREAL, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: AYA), today
announced that Cogetech S.p.A has chosen Amaya's Ongame Poker to power
Izipoker.it, which launched on May 4, 2013. Cogetech, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Italy's largest sportsbetting company SNAI, is both a
leading gaming provider for the Italian land-based market as well as an
online operator with the site IZIPlay.it, which includes betting,
poker, skill games, bingo and casino games.
IZIPlay is a well-known brand in the Italian market, sponsoring both AC
Milan and Genoa CFC. IZIPoker offers football fans a special poker
experience online through www.acmilan.com/poker and also in live poker tournaments, such as the recent Grand Poker Gala
charity event held in the famous San Siro football stadium on April 28,
"Amaya is a perfect partner for us in the Italian market with
outstanding products for both poker and casino," said Fabio Schiavolin,
CEO of Cogetech. "Ongame Poker is built on a modern platform that
enables both stability and new innovative features and Ongame is the
only provider with full mobile support including both Android and iOS
"The signing of Cogetech is an important achievement for us in a key
market," said David Baazov, CEO of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. "They are a
leading and respected brand in the Italian gaming market covering both
B2B and B2C verticals. Amaya will be able to support them across the
board and we look forward to working together."
The agreement was done through Active Games, the distributor of Ongame
Poker in Italy.
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.
Cogetech is one of the leading companies in the Italian gaming market,
and one of the concessionaries of the AAMS, the Italian Gaming
Regulator. Cogetech operates a wide area network connecting more than
38,000 amusement machines (AWPs) placed in approximately 15,000 shops.
It operates directly 5,200 slot machines (VLTs), collects horse and
sports betting through a network of 189 shops in Italy under the brand
name iZiPlay and provides services to a network of 300 independent
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SOURCE: AMAYA GAMING GROUP INC.
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Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
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Ongame Network Ltd
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