PAF and Goalwin are joining Ongame’s poker network in Spain. The consumer brands represented by these companies are: paf.es, goalwin.es, pokermambo.es (Goalwin) and pokerloco.es (Goalwin white label). Another 2 operators have confirmed joining Ongame and will be go public during the upcoming weeks.
“Ongame has been the prime provider of online poker for PAF during the last 7 years and we are pleased to announce that Ongame will power our brand in the Spanish market as well”, says Arvid Klingström, Head of Poker at PAF. “PAF has a strong brand in Spain which is further boosted by our acquisition of the Unibet player community in Spain.”
Chicco Merighi, President of Goalgaming, added: “We have, with the help of Ongame, created a truly unique white label offering for Spanish operators. In addition to our own two brands, goalwin.es and pokermambo.es, we will also power pokerloco.es. We appreciate working with a company like Ongame, which is as innovative and fast-moving as we are.”
Spain is the third largest offline gambling market in Europe. The Spanish online sector has great growth potential. Currently it accounts for 5.7% of the total gambling market compared to the European average of 11.2%, according to independent analysis by H2 Gaming Capital. With expected gross revenues of €82 million during 2012 online poker makes up 19% of the egaming market in Spain - one of Europe’s single largest egaming markets that is expected to grow by 15% to €504 million during the upcoming year.
“We are proud to once again be one of the first poker networks in a major regulated market,” says Peter Bertilsson, Managing Director of Ongame. “We have established direct contacts with all major land-based operators in addition to the online operators. Negotiations with several operators are ongoing.”
Ongame received its provider license for the Spanish market on Friday June 1.