Aristocrat partners with Amaya's Ongame Poker for the emerging U.S. online
MONTREAL AND LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV:
AYA) and Aristocrat Technologies Inc. today announced that they have entered
into a Memorandum of Understanding whereby Aristocrat will offer Amaya's
leading Ongame poker network platform to Aristocrat's U.S. customers through
Aristocrat's award-winning nLive™ online gaming platform.
Ongame has added many features for recreational players tailored for the U.S.
market. Recent new products include Strobe, a new fast-fold poker format;
Instant Rewards, an achievement and player incentive engine; and Hyperspace,
in-client player communication. Ongame poker also has full mobile support for
both iOS and Android, including tablets and iPads.
Aristocrat's nLive solution offers land-based operators a turnkey solution for
providing their players with an online gaming solution. Operators can
immediately start to offer play-for-fun games, which give players the chance
to sample casino table games, multiplayer games and Aristocrat's online slots
when they're not in the venue. As soon as necessary regulatory approvals have
been put in place, the operator can switch from play-for-fun poker to real
"We are delighted to partner with Ongame to offer online poker on the nLive
platform," said Atul Bali, President of Aristocrat Americas. "This aligns
perfectly with our strategy of bringing our best-of-breed wagering, free play
and social platform, while integrating both Aristocrat and leading third-party
content as part of the nLive offering."
"Aristocrat and Amaya share a common vision of integrating land-based gaming
with online gaming," said David Baazov, CEO of Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
"Integrating our online poker offering into the Aristocrat nLive platform
opens up a wide range of new opportunities in the United States. This is a
strategic relationship in the most promising market in the world."
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
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited
(ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions. The Company is
licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are
available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a
diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines
and casino management systems. For further information visit the company's
website at www.aristocrat-us.com.
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Darcy Krogh VP, Business Development Amaya Gaming Group Inc. +1-604-669-4180
Carl Zide Director of Communications Ongame Network Ltd +46 701 64 70 13
Kelly Shaw Vice President, System Sales and Marketing Aristocrat Technologies
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