|Interactive Gaming Holdings Interactive Gaming Holdings has announced that it has signed an exclusive software agreement with Orbis Technology, an online gambling systems provider, best known for its OpenBet gambling platform.|
Under the agreement, Orbis will provide its OpenBet gambling platform to drive the new sportsbook offering from Heathorns Bookmakers. In addition, Orbis will also provide the technology for Heathorn’s new call centre operation. The gambling platform is scheduled to go live in Q3 2005.
IGH recently acquired Heathorns Bookmakers with a view to combining its significant online e-gaming marketing experience with Heathorn’s established sports betting operation.
“We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Orbis,” said Thomas Taule, Chairman and Chief Executive of IGH, “They are leaders in the provision of software systems for the betting industry. I am very excited about the potential of the Heathorns business and believe we can use the long established and respected brand as a platform to build a substantial sportsbook business.”
Orbis describes its OpenBet software platform as a complete gambling solution. In this new deal, customers will be able to bet on all channels and all products from a single account, all controlled via a single back-office. Orbis's proven technology platform will enable a seamless and secure betting operation for Heathorns.
“We’re very excited about having IGH as a customer and working with them to take the established Heathorns brand into the interactive space,” added David Loveday, Managing Director of Orbis, “By combining the power of the OpenBet platform with the e-gaming marketing expertise of IGH and the brand credibility of Heathorns, we’re confident that this venture will be a great success, and we look forward to a close working relationship as we move forward.”