|Gaming Corporation plc ('Gaming Corp' or 'the Company'), the number 1 gaming portal operator and owner of both www.gambling.com and www.casino.co.uk, today announces it has signed a deal with Virtue Fusion, the casino software developer to provide a multiplatform casino solution available both online and on mobile devices.|
After an extensive search and tender process, Gaming Corp has chosen Virtue Fusion because it has developed a best in class suite of games with a fee structure that will enable Gaming Corp to significantly improve margins in its proprietary Casino business. The new software will be branded casino.co.uk and is available on the internet and is compatible with all the major mobile networks.
The casino, located at www.games.casino.co.uk, uses software that has been jointly developed over the past 18 months includes fifteen online casino games and nine state of the art mobile java games including Blackjack, Roulette, Stud Poker, slots and scratch cards. The online games are flash based, meaning that there is no requirement for a lengthy download each time a player logs in to the casino and it is unaffected by firewalls. The java mobile games can be downloaded from the website or via the Casino.co.uk wap site (wap.casino.co.uk). The casino games are available for both practice and real cash play.
Registration and deposits can be made either via the mobile handset or online by either credit of debit card. Over 40 leading handsets are currently supported by the casino software and this number will increase as new phones are launched. The games are accessible across any mobile network in the UK.
Gaming Corp plans to market the new casino across its network of sites including Casino.co.uk www.casino.co.uk, Gambling.com www.gambling.com and Got2bet.com www.got2bet.com. The Gaming Corp network represents a substantial number of existing players and registered users interested in gaming.
Sara Vincent, Commercial Director of Casino.co.uk commented,
'We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of our new flash based multiplatform casino. It not only further enhances the Casino.co.uk product portfolio, but with such a high percentage of the population owning mobiles, it expands our reach and market penetration'.
Justin Drummond, Chief Executive, commented, 'As part of our commitment to constantly upgrade and improve our gaming offering we have been working with Virtue Fusion for over 18 months developing a best in class suite of casino games. With our new software we are aiming to substantially improve margins and grow the profitability of our proprietary casino operations'.
'After the successful development and launch of our mobile casino games service in collaboration with Virtue Fusion we felt that their multi platform casino software and competitive cost structure were the ideal solution to our casino software requirements going forward'.
Alex Haig-Thomas, Managing Director, Virtue Fusion commented, 'We are delighted to be working closely with Gaming Corp to help deliver the UK's premier online and mobile casino offering. With its ownership of Casino.co.uk and recent acquisition of Gambling.com, Gaming Corp is uniquely well placed to take advantage of the interactive gaming market place.'
For further information contact:
Damion Greef, Communications Director, 07736 381 030
Trevor Phillips, Holborn PR, 020 7929 5599
Justin Drummond, Chief Executive, 020 7618 9000
Jason Drummond, Chairman, 020 7618 9000