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, 2013.
"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 compatibility."
"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 betting shops.
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