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 market."
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 content."
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
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
DISCLAIMER IN REGARDS TO FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements included herein, including those that express 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.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
For inquiries to Amaya, please contact:
Mr. Darcy Krogh VP, Business Development Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Carl Zide Communications Manager Ongame Network Ltd +46701 64 70 13
For inquiries to Bally, please contact:
Investor Contact: Michael Carlotti Vice President of Treasury and Investor
Relations +1-702-584-7995 MCarlotti@ballytech.com Media Contact: Mike Trask
Corporate Communications Manager +1-702-584-7451 MTrask@ballytech.com
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