03 March 2010
GOLDBET BECOMES LATEST ADDITION TO EXPANDING MICROGAMING POKER NETWORK
ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the power behind the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN), and the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, today announces the launch of GoldBet on the Microgaming Poker Network.
Founded in 2000, GoldBet is one of the leading online bookmakers in Europe in terms of active players and selection of odds and events offered. The partnership with Microgaming allows GoldBet to further develop its offering, giving sportsbook players access to a market leading Poker product that is completely integrated into the existing platform.
GoldBet is a member of ESSA, an association dedicated to the guardianship of sports integrity across the sports betting industry, and also has an active charitable programme. The company pledges part of the profits derived from its bet acceptance to ONLUS SOS “Children’s Villages”, an international organisation working to help orphaned children.
Luigi Amadio, Casino and Poker Manager at GoldBet comments: “We are delighted to be entering into this new partnership with Microgaming and we have found that its Poker product offering more than lives up to its reputation as best in market. With simplicity, usability and security being key parts of our mission statement, Microgaming software delivers in every respect. CSR is also a key component of the way we operate as a business, and we were delighted to find that our values in this respect were reflected in Microgaming’s own socially responsible programmes and activities.”
Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming comments: “We are proud to welcome yet another established and respected sportsbook operator to the Microgaming Poker Network. We are working closely with GoldBet to ensure that our product is completely tailored in order to ensure smooth integration with their existing platform. We are looking forward to playing our part in making GoldBet the complete one stop shop in gaming entertainment.”
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About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators; Microgaming software powers over 160 market leading online gaming sites.
The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games - over 450 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming. Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €265million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.
As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection. Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.