Online Sportsbook GameAccount Renew Agreements

Published Saturday, May 09, 2009 -

British electronic gaming operator Sportingbet in October 2006, sold all of its USA sportsbetting and casino businesses, including and, to a group of private investors for $1, and an assumption of $13.2 million in debts. The company has over 2.5 million registered customers in 200 countries, who place over one million bets at casino, poker, sports and virtual games per day.

Sportingbet has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with skill games software supplier GameAccount Network renewing its long-term relationship with the company. Group Finance Director at Sportingbet, Jim Wilkinson, said, "GameAccount has been providing games to Sportingbet since 2004 and their software today generates a material proportion of Net Gaming Revenue for our casino and games business by offering browser-based games software with a particular strength in person-to-person skill games, tournaments and localization for European markets," adding, "This deal ensures our players enjoy ongoing access to one of the largest communities of skill games players in Europe and fits with our strategy of providing our customers with the best possible experience as a result,"

Dermot Smurfit, GameAccount CEO said, "We are delighted to continue developing our relationship with Sportingbet and delivering a compelling experience to their customers. Our continued focus on skill games such as backgammon is delivering results with excellent yields per active player day." GameAccount since its launch in 2002 it has become the world's largest skill gaming network, having attracted over 1,000,000 players. In 2007, GameAccount became one of the very first UK gaming operators and suppliers to be licensed by the new UK Gaming Commission. In the same year they also received an Associate certificate from the Alderney Gaming Commission.

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