The Ongame Group signs agreement with Gaming Corp. – UK’s no. 1 gaming portal operator
PokerNetwork, the world’s third largest online poker network and a part of the Swedish Ongame Group, has signed a licensing agreement with Gaming Corporation plc (“Gaming Corp”). UK’s no. 1 gaming portal operator.
PokerNetwork comprises around ten operators, the largest of which is PokerRoom.com (also a part of the Ongame Group). Through the network, operators can offer their players one of the world’s best poker software programs and access to a wide range of opponents, tournaments and tables at various levels. Each partner retains ownership of its own database, but players from the various sites compete against each other. This ensures high player liquidity for all sites in the network. PokerNetwork has approximately 5 million registered players as of today. “Player liquidity is a decisive factor in the success of a digital poker network,” said Patrik Selin, CEO of Ongame. “The larger the player database we have, the greater the number of tables and tournaments we can offer.” PokerNetwork will provide one of the industry’s leading software programs to Gaming Corp. Ongame’s network also offers a unique solution with gaming on three platforms: mobile devices, Windows and Java. PokerNetwork is the only leading network to offer both a downloadable Windows client and a Java client that doesn’t have to be downloaded, in addition to Ongame’s unique poker application that can be accessed via a mobile device. Karl Magnusson, VP and Chief Administration Officer of Ongame, commented: “We are delighted to have signed this deal with Gaming Corp, a partner in which we see great potential. We are confident that this partnership will generate significant revenues for both companies.” Gaming Corp is the number 1 gaming portal operator in the UK and owner of both www.gambling.com and www.casino.co.uk. Justin Drummond, Gaming Corp. Chief Executive, commented: “This is a key deal for Gaming Corp; we will be able to offer our extensive customer database multi-player poker that can be accessed on the internet or via a normal mobile handset. Mobile poker players simply log on to a live poker table in the same way they do online joining thousands of simultaneous players competing from the internet or mobile device”. It is anticipated that Gaming Corp’s service via PokerNetwork will be launched at the beginning of September. For more information, please contact: