Sun International
By staff
Sun International Hotels Ltd launches online casino in the image of its

flagship resort


CasinoAtlantis.com brings famous brand and compliance leadership to the web


LONDON, January 2002 - Sol Kerzner, the man who created the world famous

resorts of Sun City, South Africa and Atlantis, Paradise Island, in The

Bahamas, today makes his first foray into the online gambling market with

the launch of Casino Atlantis Online. Launched by SunOnline, a wholly owned

subsidiary of Sun International Hotels Ltd, the site at

www.casinoatlantis.com aims to be the first

online casino to combine state of the art gaming and technical robustness

with unprecedented levels of security and regulation.


The launch of Casino Atlantis Online marks Sun International as one of the

first major international casino operators to enter the rapidly developing

online gaming market with Atlantis as the first of its offline properties to

make the transition to the online world. The launch also heralds a new era

for the regulation of online gaming as Atlantis becomes the first online

casino operating under one of the new licenses granted by the government of

the Isle of Man.


'Sun International is one of the most respected resort and casino operators

in the world and Casino Atlantis Online is a no-compromise extension of that

brand,' explained Sol Kerzner, Chairman and CEO Sun International Hotels

Ltd. 'Visitors to the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort are blown away by

the whole experience. We want our online customers to feel that way too and

have developed an entirely new breed of online gaming experience for them.

On top of providing a top level casino, our brand brings the trust and

credibility which is key to succeeding in the gaming market. Casino

Atlantis Online will provide the safest environment in which to gamble

online.'


'We believe that the technical stability of the site and the visual appeal

of our casino set new precedents for the whole industry,' added Tobin Prior,

CEO of SunOnline. 'The games look fantastic and have been independently

tested so that they meet the highest standards in terms of fairness and

integrity. It is the only online casino that boasts similar standards of

regulation to those required for the operation of a traditional casino and

we spent more than a year developing the technology behind the innovative

processes designed to limit underage gaming, credit card fraud and play from

illegal jurisdictions.'


The gaming software for Casino Atlantis Online was produced together with

the acknowledged industry leaders, Boss Media. 15 different games will be

available to play online, either for fun or for real. Gamers will visit the

virtual casino in the knowledge that probity and rule enforcement are

paramount as well.


On launch, Casino Atlantis Online will offer the following games. Further

games are currently being developed.


Card Games

Blackjack

Blackjack with Super Sevens

Mini Baccarat

Paigow Poker

Caribbean Poker


Slot Machines & Keno

Marlin Magic

Triple Cherry

4 Reel Drive

Gold Pirates

Keno


Table Games

European Roulette

American Roulette

Money Wheel


Video Poker

Jacks or Better

10s or Better


Site regulation features:

* Rigorous vetting procedure aiming to prevent play by minors, wagers

from unauthorised jurisdictions (the US, for instance) and credit card

fraudsters

* All 15 games at Casino Atlantis Online have been independently

tested and meet the highest standards in terms of fairness and integrity

* All game outcomes are derived from an independently tested and

approved Random Number Generator

* All payouts are reviewed every month by the world's largest

professional services organisation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

* www.casinoatlantis.com is registered

with both the Isle of Man and United Kingdom Data Protection Agencies

ensuring the ultimate protection against unauthorised access to, alteration

or disclosure of any player's personal information

* All transactions are secured with full-strength 128-bit SSL

encryption, the international standard for banks


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For more press information please contact:

Jaime Lister

Joe Public Relations

+44 (0)208 237 4021

jaimel@joepublicrelations.co.uk

 
 
 
 
 
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