· Parlay have signed a partnership agreement with Orbis for its OpenBet Casino and Fixed Odds Games Modules
· The agreement sees Orbis providing OpenBet Casino and OpenBet Fixed Odds Games content to Parlay, the world’s leading Internet Bingo provider
· Orbis continues to build on its position as the software provider of choice through OpenBet™ The integrated gaming solution
London, UK – January 22, 2007 – Orbis, the world’s leading provider of interactive gaming and betting solutions, announced today its latest partnership agreement to provide games content to Parlay Entertainment.
As the world’s leading developer and licensor of Internet bingo solutions, Parlay Entertainment Inc is the first company in the world to develop and deploy a commercial Internet Bingo product.
Under this partnership, Orbis OpenBet Casino and Fixed Odds Games designs and concepts will be integrated into Parlay’s existing back office system. Parlay will gain access to Orbis’ portfolio of over 50 graphically rich, flexible and unique state-of-the art games offering a new dimension to game play.
Parlay will be able to offer their customers a broad range of Orbis’ non-download Flash games including casino classics, popular fixed odds concepts and unique propositions such as Lucky Star. All OpenBet Fixed Odds and Casino Games may be integrated seamlessly into Parlay’s game-specific back-office engines and available in play-for-fun and real play formats.
David Loveday, Managing Director, Orbis said “ We are very pleased to welcome Parlay as a new partner. This partnership once again highlights the diversity and flexibility of our product portfolio and further reflects the move in the industry towards a more open approach. We are looking forward to building a lasting relationship with our new partner. “
Peter Trinz, Senior Vice President, Parlay Entertainment said “We know that online bingo players love variety. That’s why the Orbis portfolio of games is such a natural fit. The Orbis games are a great complement to Parlay’s existing portfolio of bingo, casino and lottery games. The real winners will be the players, since they will see more choice than ever before when playing at Parlay-powered bingo sites.”
Orbis OpenBet presents seven distinct but compatible software modules that include Sportsbook, Casino, Rake Games, Fixed Odds Games, Exchange, Retail and Marketing. It enables operators to provide their customers the ability to bet and play across multiple products and platforms in a wide variety of languages and currencies, whilst offering a unique ‘One Account, One Wallet’ solution.
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 multiple languages and currencies.
To find out more about Orbis OpenBet visit www.openbet.com .
NDS Group plc (NASDAQ/NNDS), a majority owned subsidiary of News Corporation, supplies open end-to-end digital technology and services to digital pay-television platform operators and content providers. See www.nds.com for more information about NDS.
About Parlay Entertainment
Parlay Entertainment Inc. is the world's leading developer and licensor of Internet bingo solutions. As the inventor and patent holder of Internet bingo , Parlay is the first company in the world to develop and deploy a commercial Internet bingo product. Parlay Bingo is available in both 75-number and 90-number versions and is complemented by a full suite of lottery and casino games. Our multi-player, multi-platform technology is used to power more online bingo sites than any other software provider in the world. Some of the world’s best-known brands use Parlay Bingo solutions, including Virgin, Yahoo! and MSN. Parlay is headquartered in Oakville, Canada with offices in Bridgetown, Barbados and Valletta, Malta.
1 United States Patent No. 6,585,590 “Method and system for operating a bingo game on the internet”, with other Patent applications pending in other countries
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