Orbis Congratulates SkyBet on eGaming Award Win
By staff
October 11, 2006 (London, UK) – Orbis Technology Ltd, the world’s leading provider of interactive gaming solutions have today congratulated Skybet on their big win at the eGaming Awards held last night at the Natural History Museum.

Accepting the accolade of Multi Channel Operator of the Year was Richard Flint on behalf of SkyBet. The award confirms that SkyBet is the number one choice for Sports Betting, Gaming, Casino and Games Entertainment whilst proving that Orbis’ suite of modules ‘OpenBet - The Integrated Gaming Solution’ is among the best in the marketplace.

Richard Flint, Managing Director of Skybet, said “We were absolutely delighted to win the prestigious Multi-Channel Operator of the Year at the eGaming review awards, particularly as being truly multi-channel is a key part of our strategy. One of the advantages that we have in terms of executing on this strategy is the Orbis OpenBet system, which is designed to integrate easily with ‘front ends’ across different channels, allowing customers to keep a single account system across all channels and products’.

Jeremy Thompson-Hill, Deputy Managing Director at Orbis also commented, “Skybet have continually innovated and pushed the boundaries of Orbis software development. Their diverse portfolio across internet, interactive TV, mobile and call centre includes live gaming, sport betting, casino and fixed odds games. It serves as a great example of what can be achieved by multiplatform operators who understand how to maximise the benefits of online technology.”

Skybet use various OpenBet modules to deliver services across a number of channels; Offering Sportsbook via interactive TV, Internet, Mobile and Call Centre all driven by Orbis’ Sportsbook software.

Games via interactive TV and Internet include casino games like Blackjack which is currently exclusive to iDTV and live studio presented games like Roulette and Poker Keno. All delivered via a single OpenBet platform that integrates the ‘One Account, One Wallet’ solution.

This will be the second eGaming Review Industry Awards held by the publication. The awards reflect the strength and depth within the online gaming industry during 2006.


For further information please contact:

Esther Whitehead

Lyceum Media


+44 (0) 207 953 4026

Bevess Giwelb

Orbis Technology Ltd


+44 (0) 208 742 1600

About Orbis Technology Ltd

Established in 1996, Orbis Technology Ltd an NDS company is the World’s leading provider of interactive gaming and betting solutions.

By utilising the Orbis OpenBet software platform with its unique ‘One Account, One Wallet’ solution, Operators are able to provide their Customers with the ability to bet and play across multiple products and platforms in all languages and currencies.

To find out more about Orbis OpenBet visit www.openbet.com.

About NDS

NDS Group plc (NASDAQ/Euronext Brussels:NNDS), a News Corporation company, secures and enables content anytime, anywhere on any device. See www.nds.com for more information about NDS.

About Sky

Sky is the operator of the leading multichannel television platform in the UK and Ireland. Around 21 million viewers in 8.1 million households enjoy an unprecedented choice of movies, news, entertainment and sports channels and interactive services on Sky digital, the UK and Ireland's first and most popular digital television platform. BSkyB's channels are available in 10.2 million households through cable and digital terrestrial television. Sky Bet is the betting and gaming arm of Sky, offering a range of exciting betting opportunities and casino-style games via telephone, mobile, internet, interactive TV and 2 live TV channels.

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