bwin.party is to acquire social games developer Orneon in a deal thought to be worth around US$15m, eGaming Review can exclusively reveal.
Ukraine-based studio Orneon acts as an outsource developer for other social operators without owning the IP to any of the games. It was reportedly involved in the development of 888’s recently resurrected social gaming subsidiary Mytopia’s core Bingo Island brand, and is understood to have worked on mobile versions of Playtika’s Solotomania product.
Barak Rabinowitz, former CEO of Mytopia, is expected to be confirmed as heading up the division during the same presentation. Prior to joining Mytopia, Rabinowitz had founded online trivia and bingo operator, Amuso, which went into voluntary administration in September 2010.