|According to an item in Business Wire.com, Rank Interactive Gaming, Ltd, subsidiary of The Rank Group, PLC, has signed up with Orbis, the world’s leading supplier of interactive betting technology, to supply support software for Rank’s arrival in the online games market. The new Rank.com site will use Orbis’s OpenBet(R) Interactive Gambling system and come online with a variety of free-to-play and pay-to-play games, including fruit-machine-like wagering games. |
Rank.com will also offer the UK's largest potential online jackpot -- 500,000 -- from a single game.
The Managing Director of Rank Interactive Gaming, Damian Cope, said, 'As we move into an increasingly interactive society, The Rank Group, which owns Mecca Bingo, Grosvenor Casinos and Hard Rock Cafe, needs to continue delivering entertainment to its customers via every possible channel ... To ensure the smooth and secure operation of Rank.com, we have worked with the most established organizations in this industry. Partnering with Orbis guarantees that we are using the most robust and credible gambling platform (OpenBet(R)), providing us with outstanding flexibility, salability and security.'
Charles Malir, Marketing Director of Orbis, added: ‘This partnership is a significant one for Orbis. Orbis' OpenBet(R) already powers 75% of Internet and interactive TV sports betting in the UK, Rank marks our first entry into the online gaming world and clearly demonstrates the flexibility of the OpenBet(R) solution.’
Orbis is wholly owned by NDS Group plc (NASDAQ/NASDAQ Europe: NNDS).