| After a few years of anticipation, Internet gambling software developer World Gaming plc has finally come through with its new software technology. |
The company, formerly Starnet Communications, announced Friday the rollout of its new suite of games. World Gaming-licensed gambling sites have begun offering the company’s version 3.2 software, which includes more than 30 casino games, a sportsbook and a pari-mutuel betting platform.
The next- generation software offers 10 instant-play Java casino games, six Java lottery games and 15 C++ downloadable, Windows-based casino games. Also making its long-awaited debut is the company’s pari-mutuel betting platform, which includes live horse racing, greyhound racing and jai alai.
The availability of the new software is a big step forward for a company that has had a rough couple of years. Set back by a lingering investigation into illegal gambling activity in British Columbia (where the company was originally headquarted), a $1 billion civil suit filed against the company by a former licensee and a number of class-action suits filed by disgruntled investors after the company’s stock took a dive, World Gaming has undergone a number of delays in completing the games. It also changed CEOs three times in the last two years and has relocated its headquarters twice. According to recently appointed CEO Mike Aymong, the company has finally got back on track. He also says the quality of the new software is unparalleled.