LONDON, May 26 /CNW/ - Octavian Global Technologies, Inc. (OTC: OCTV)
("Octavian"), a leading provider of total gaming and lottery solutions,
serving Casino, AWP (Amusements With Prizes), Lottery and emerging gaming
market sectors worldwide, announced it has signed a worldwide agreement with
Gextech to roll out Gextech's Spot The Ball virtual football game to operators
of land-based fixed odds betting terminals.
Spot The Ball, Gextech's latest development of its Fantastic League(TM)
virtual football game, will kick off on the Octavian Symphony platform
(available in both Downloadable Games and Lottery Editions).
Spot The Ball is a new and unique multi-lingual football game that
updates a universally recognised and proven betting format using the latest
technologies. Using its groundbreaking, versatile Smart Stitch(R) technology,
Gextech is able to reproduce the complexity of team sports and replicate
betting opportunities readily available in real football matches. In Spot The
Ball, realistic animated action sequences are played out on the playing
terminal screen. The ball is passed from virtual player to player, as well as
being deflected from its course by tackles and interceptions. The winning
number is the square containing the ball when the action is randomly stopped.
The game has an easy-to-use interface with all odds displayed. An on-screen
betting panel allows customers to increase bets and select other betting
"We are delighted to have teamed up with Gextech and excited by the
potential of Spot The Ball," said Harmen Brenninkmeijer, CEO of Octavian.
"There are many sports-based betting games but most are simple racing games
which do not require complex probability analysis or detailed graphics. Spot
The Ball uses the same core engine as Fantastic League(TM). This populates a
virtual stadium, adds fans and players and employs game rules that simulate
realistic, second-by-second football match action."
"We are excited to be working with Octavian as they have extensive
experience of delivering game content on a broad range of playing terminals,
and a wide range of land-based venues," added Peter Glancy, Managing Director
of Gextech. "That knowledge, coupled with the scalability of Octavian's
Symphony platforms, will enable us to quickly roll out Spot The Ball to a
With global interest in football set to increase in the run-up to the
FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Octavian says that the game, is
generating high levels of interest amongst its customers worldwide.
Spot The Ball, previewed at IGE in January and due to be showcased at
other major gaming exhibitions during 2009, is currently available in English,
French, German, Spanish, Italian, Cantonese and Mandarin.
About Octavian Global Technologies Inc
Established in 2001, Octavian is a leading provider of total gaming and
lottery solutions, serving Casino, AWP (Amusements With Prizes), Lottery and
emerging gaming market sectors worldwide. Octavian-developed solutions, and
also leading third-party products, are marketed under four core solution areas
- OctaSystems, OctaGames, OctaSupplies and OctaLotto. The company currently
has offices and computer centres in the Argentina, Australia, Colombia,
Germany, Italy, Russia, Rwanda, UK, and Ukraine. Through this extensive
network, and also through joint ventures and partnerships across the gaming
world, Octavian systems, games and other solutions are deployed and supported
in more than 30 countries.
About Gextech http://www.gextech.com
Gextech is a leading provider of gaming content, with offices in London,
Barcelona and Malaga. Gextech offers outstanding gaming content and
technological solutions on multiple platforms, including Broadcast, Internet
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