DOUGLAS, Isle of Man – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Microgaming, the
world's largest supplier of poker and casino software, announces it has
signed BetOnBet, the online betting exchange, to its Microgaming Poker
Network. The announcement follows the acquisition of Ongame by BETandWIN,
with the operator citing a competitive conflict as one of its main reasons
for the move.
The move to Microgaming allows BetOnBet players to take advantage of
one of the most aggressive tournament schedules on the web - featuring
satellites to some of the best land based tournaments in the world, as well
as the guaranteed 24hr action offered through access to thousands of
additional players from over 40 card rooms worldwide.
Since BetOnBet launched in August 2003, with its poker offering
following in November 2004, it has grown to become one of the most
successful gaming sites on the web. The move to Microgaming's poker network
will cause little or no disruption to players, allowing them to swiftly
take advantage of the benefits the network has to offer.
Stian Hornsletten, Managing Director BetOnBet Ltd says, "We are very
pleased to join the Microgaming poker network. We see Microgaming as the
leading software provider within the gaming industry. The Microgaming Poker
network is growing rapidly and we believe this is a strategic move for the
future. We believe our customers will see the benefits of this in the time
to come. To join a network where all the operators are playing by the same
rules and get the releases at the same time is something we are looking
very much forward to."
Roger Raatgever, CEO Microgaming comments, "Following its decision to
leave Ongame, we are delighted to be able to announce that BetOnBet has
joined our industry leading poker network. We believe that Microgaming can
not only offer operators market leading software and support, but also the
independence that clearly BetOnBet felt they could not receive following
the acquisition of Ongame by BETandWIN. This follows a number of recent
additions to our rapidly expanding poker network."