|London, United Kingdom, 185th June2004 - OpenTV subsidiary, BettingCorp UK Ltd., the global gaming solutions provider, and Quadriga Worldwide Ltd. today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement for the provision of interactive on screen gaming. |
The new services, which will be supplied and fully managed by BettingCorp using its UltimateOne Technology, will be offered via Quadriga’s Genesis platform, currently the only fully digital, on-demand in-room entertainment system for the hotel industry. Initially, the games will be made available to all UK hotels operating Genesis, with the service to be gradually extended to cover all Quadriga’s European hotels. The service will be in compliance with all local laws and regulations within each jurisdiction.
Michael Lobel, Chief Executive Officer of BettingCorp explains, “we are very excited to be working with Quadriga. We believe that this new relationship offers enormous potential to both parties. This is a groundbreaking deal based on the trials we have been conducting on the system representing the first, fully managed service of its kind delivering gaming products through in-room TV via the internet.”
Hotel guests will be able to access and play the full range of BettingCorp’s products including ‘soft’ fixed-odds games, such as keno and virtual horseracing through to a full Casino Games service offering traditional slots, video poker and table games, such as BlackJack to Roulette. The service will allow players the opportunity to play for fun or for real. In addition, skill games such as trivia, word and arcade-style games will be available using BettingCorp’s Skill Games module. Interaction with all the games will be via the in-room remote control.
Users can access and register to the service using a secure single account that can be utilised on any Quadriga Genesis powered hotel entertainment system as well as at home.
“Quadriga invests significantly in researching guests’ habits and expectations of the in-room experience,” says Quadriga’s Business Development Director David McNally. “The introduction of gaming is a direct response to the results of this research and will, the company believes, be a welcome addition to the range of services that are currently on offer.”
“Importantly our partnership with BettingCorp gives guests access to a wide variety of games and means that hoteliers can respond quickly to guests’ preferences for certain types of gaming.”
BettingCorp B2B Marketing Manager
About BettingCorp: BettingCorp is a leading developer and operator of multi-channel remote gaming solutions to Interactive Television (iTV) and in-room hotel entertainment systems. Through strong global consumer and technology partnerships, BettingCorp is perfectly placed to provide fully-managed or licensed betting and gaming services and applications. The company’s, state of the art, open standards technology is one of the best available in the marketplace, with industry leading customer retention and business management tools, robust, secure infrastructure and innovative games.
BettingCorp is wholly owned by OpenTV (NASDAQ: OPTV), whose controlling shareholder is Liberty Media (NYSE: L).
Please visit www.bettingcorp.com for more information.
About Quadriga Worldwide Ltd
Quadriga is the Europe’s foremost provider of innovative digital communication and entertainment services for guests in hotels, with over 477,000 equipped hotel rooms and an annual audience of some 100 million guests. The company operates in 30 territories throughout Europe and the Middle East and serves a substantial share of the room base of Europe’s leading hotel chains including Accor Hotels, Best Western International, Carlson (Radisson SAS), Choice Hotels, Hilton International, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, Sol Melia and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.