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Online gambling companies GameAccount and Lottomatica announce Italian skill game deal

13/8/2009
GameAccount Network, a leading software developer and supplier to the regulated online gaming industry, has signed a multi-year software licensing agreement with Lottomatica, a leading worldwide lottery and numeric games operator.

Lottomatica is also one of the main gaming and commercial service providers and operates the most extensive online network infrastructure within Italy. The objective is to launch GameAccount Network’s suite of skill-based games in the newly-regulated Italian market in autumn. The deal will enable Lottomatica’s online customers to engage in playing real money tournaments for GameAccount’s market-leading portfolio of online skill games including Poker Dice, Gin Rummy, Backgammon, Dominoes and Briscola.

Francesco Mastantuoni, manager at Lottomatica, said: “GameAccount leads the market for skill games in Europe and were natural partners for Lottomatica in the newly regulated Italian market. GameAccount was chosen after an exhaustive process investigating the commercial potential and cultural appetite in Italy for GameAccount’s skill games portfolio, the experience of potential suppliers and the technical & regulatory capabilities of their respective platforms.”

GameAccount’s software is compatible with the stringent technical requirements of regulated and licensed Italian operators and grants Lottomatica the opportunity to be among the first major operators to bring GameAccount’s skill-based games to Italy for real money competition.

"We are delighted to partner with Lottomatica, a leading regulated lottery, sportsbook and gaming operator in one of Europe’s fastest-growing regulated online gaming markets," said GameAccount chief operating officer Dermot Smurfit.

"Later this summer we launch real money tournaments heralding a new suite of skill games for the fast-growing Italian market. Passing the technical tests of AAMS, the Italian regulator, was one of the proudest milestones in our company’s history and the result of many months painstaking development effort. With our established market lead in Italy, we’re on course to become a major software supplier to the new regulated online gaming markets in Europe.”
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