|November 28th, 2006 (London, UK) – GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com), the world’s largest integrated network of skill-based games, has been chosen by leading UK bookmaker Blue Square, (www.bluesq.com), to supply them with their range of sophisticated Skill Game products. This will allow Blue Square customers to tap into the liquid GameAccount network, joining players wagering real money from over 130 countries worldwide.|
Accessible through a dedicated homepage tab, the Blue Square Skill Game service will be powered by a fully integrated, browser-based skill games solution. The initial product focus will be on a core suite of popular skill-based derivatives: Multiplayer Blackjack, Gin Rummy and Backgammon. Furthermore, these games are supported by next-generation ‘poker-style’ tournament technology: Cash Games; Non-stop ‘Sit and Go’ tournaments, money-added scheduled tournaments; guaranteed prize money tournaments; feeder tournaments and regular scheduled Freeroll tournaments. Blue Square will also be able to launch bespoke branded tournaments exclusively accessible to their clientele. Initially the games will be available on www.bluesq.com, with a chance to roll out to other brands owned by parent company Rank Plc, as the partnership develops.
Ben Warn, Blue Square's Commercial Director outlined their choice, “GameAccount are clearly the market leader in the supply of Skill Games to sportsbooks, and were the obvious choice in the market. They have proven to be strongly aligned with our vision and are a perfect fit for our product expansion strategy. We are particularly excited about their unique multiplayer products, providing greater choice and quality entertainment to our customer base.”
Kevin Dale, CEO of GameAccount, agrees: “This is another big win for GameAccount. Blue Square were one of the early adopters in the on-line gaming market, and have a reputation for innovation and excellence. We are delighted to be partnering with them, so further building our network of major partners. This deal is yet another benchmark for GameAccount and ongoing confirmation of our belief that the right Skill Gaming derivatives are serious contenders in the sportsbook, casino, poker and bingo space. ”
The service is expected to go live in January 2007.
GameAccount’s Person-to-Person technology allows eGaming operators to expand their brand, acquire customers within key markets and reactivate lapsed players. Currently, millions of pounds, dollars and euros are paid out to players within the GameAccount Network each month. The Blue Square partnership is another in a series of key deals for the company. Current partners include the Sportingbet group, UK Betting, Paddy Power, Victor Chandler International, Skybet and the recently announced deal with William Hill PLC.
For more information on GameAccount or Skill Gaming contact:
Ed Comins, Sales Director
Dermot Smurfit, Marketing Director
+44 (0) 207 659 2500
GameAccount is the #1 skill gaming provider for content sites, sportsbook, casino and poker operators seeking a single-wallet Skill Gaming solution. The company’s proven portfolio of dynamic games attracts recreational gamers and is the perfect vehicle to build and sustain a broad user audience. GameAccount powers leading online partners such as Sportingbet, UKBetting, Victor Chandler, Paddypower, SkyBet and William Hill amongst others.
GameAccount’s Financial Services Platform supports full multilingual white-label solutions with seamless login and real-time exchange rates. Multiplayer games include Blackjack, Gin Rummy, Pool and Backgammon. Competitions include the world’s largest knockout tournament and progressive jackpots.
For more information please visit: www.gameaccount.com
About Blue Square
Blue Square was launched on 5th May 1999 and is one of the largest interactive betting services in the UK. The product suite offered by Blue Square has grown from its traditional bookmaking business to now offer all aspects of the gaming market including casino, slots and poker with a goal to increase the product range in the near future. The fixed odds betting services covers many channels including the Internet, Interactive TV, WAP and telephone. Now, in addition to the traditional sports bookmaking product for which Blue Square is renowned, you can also enter BluesqCasino.com and try your hand at all the traditional favourites such as roulette, craps and blackjack in addition to new innovative games to test your gaming skills.
Blue Square was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Intercapital Group Ltd (ICAP) until January 2003 when it was acquired by Rank, one of the UK's leading leisure and entertainment companies. Rank's assets include casinos, bingo clubs and on-line gaming, as well as Hard Rock Cafes and global rights to the Hard Rock brand. Blue Square was integrated with Rank Interactive Gaming to create a major force in on-line gaming with a combined customer base of over 750,000 customers.
For further enquiries please contact:
+44 (0) 20 7984 4939