U.S. partnership will also include other online casino content
MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSX.V: AYA) today announced the signing of a memorandum of
understanding with Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) to integrate
Amaya's Ongame Poker Platform ("Ongame") and casino suite into Bally's
award-winning iGaming Platform.
Ongame's best-of-breed solution will be Bally's preferred poker provider
in the emerging U.S. online gaming market. Ongame's global online poker
network includes 25 of the e-gaming industry's strongest brands, owned
by a total of 19 operators in regulated jurisdictions, and currently
reaches more than 20 million customers in over 25 markets. Ongame also
operates regional networks in France, Italy and Spain.
The ability to integrate Ongame's poker platform and other iGaming
content will provide land-based casino operators another best-in-class
business-to-business offering and allow them to utilize world-class
technology, while maintaining control of their operations through a
proven, licensed gaming supplier.
Additionally, casino content created by Amaya, will be integrated into
Bally's iGaming Platform, giving casino operators additional
world-class content in Bally's open platform.
"We are delighted to add Bally as a partner in the US Market," commented
Darcy Krogh, VP Business Development of Amaya Gaming Group. "They are
an established global brand with great customer reach in the land based
gaming industry. The combination of Bally and Amaya should provide
casino operators and their players many benefits of a strong strategic
alliance, bringing state of the art poker and casino content to the
Bally Technologies' Vice President of Business Development John Connelly
said: "Ongame is a world leader in the online poker space and we are
excited to incorporate their best-in-class offering into the Bally
iGaming platform. This relationship further validates the current
transformation within the online gaming sector, which integrates
traditional and online casino systems, allowing casino operators to
protect their data, while offering their customers Best in Class
ABOUT AMAYA GAMING GROUP INC.
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.
ABOUT ONGAME NETWORK LTD.
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.
ABOUT BALLY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies
designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced gaming
devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally's product
line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area
progressives, interactive and mobile applications, and Class II,
lottery, and central-determination games and platforms. Bally also
offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing,
cashless and table management solutions. For more information, please
contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate
Communications, at 702-584-7742, or visit http://www.ballytech.com. Connect with Bally on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
DISCLAIMER IN REGARDS TO FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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management's expectations or estimates of our future performance
constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are necessarily
based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered
reasonable by management at this time, are inherently subject to
significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and
contingencies. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on
forward looking statements. Except as required by law, Amaya does not
intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking
statements to reflect, in particular, new information or future events.
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SOURCE: AMAYA GAMING GROUP INC.
For further information:
For inquiries to Amaya, please contact:
Mr. Darcy Krogh
VP, Business Development
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Ongame Network Ltd
+46 701 64 70 13
For inquiries to Bally, please contact:
Investor Contact: Michael Carlotti
Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations
Media Contact: Mike Trask
Corporate Communications Manager