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Microgame launches Amaya slots in Italy

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Microgame launches Amaya online slots in Italy

 

MONTREAL, Canada – March 7, 2013 – Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: AYA) is pleased to announce that Microgame S.p.A. has recently launched some of Amaya’s most popular online casino slot games including Serengeti Diamonds, Samurai Princess, Lost Temple, Thundering Zeus, Chilli Gold, Frogs ‘n Flies and Aladdin’s Legacy.

 

Microgame is the leading service provider for the remote gaming market in Italy, where online casino slot games were recently regulated. The company successfully powers nearly 50 of the most successful gaming companies in the Italian market with over 160 online brands represented.

 

“The Amaya suite of casino games are well known in the industry for their player popularity and operator profitability,” said Massimiliano Casella, CEO of Microgame. “They will help us to maximize value for our partners. We look forward to a close relationship going forward.”

 

“Microgame is one of the most innovative Italian technology companies in the market,” said David Baazov, CEO of Amaya. “Italy is an important regulated market for us, and we will be looking to increase our market share in that country as it opens up for more business."

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European Football conceal Italy’s declining betting market, GamblingCompliance

European Football conceal Italy’s declining betting market, GamblingCompliance | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

Italian participation in European football ties saw Italy’s licensed bookmakers receive a welcome boost in turnover, but the Euro boost did little to staunch an overall downward trend, with the figures for the first quarter still registering a substantial year-on-year fall.

 

Double European clashes between Napoli and Chelsea, Inter and Marseille, AC Milan and Arsenal as well as the first leg of the quarter finals between AC Milan and Barcelona saw the total value of stakes on sports betting reach €376m during March — some 7 percent up on the figures from a year before — according to official data published by the gaming watchdog AAMS. However, the more balanced first quarter figures were still down by more than 12 percent. Once again fat margins helped conceal the underlying decline in betting spend for operators.

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Italian cash poker stabilises as Stars, Microgame dominate

Italian cash poker stabilises as Stars, Microgame dominate | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

Italy’s cash poker market showed signs of stabilisation in May following the substantial declines of previous months, according to the latest dataset from Italian regulator AAMS.

 

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) generated by the dot.it segregated player pool in May 2012 fell less than 1% month-over-month to €18m, compared to the 26% cumulative fall during the preceding three months.

 

Italy online poker market – May 2012 (% of GGR)*

Cash games – leading rooms

PokerStars.it – 26.3% (26%)
Lottomatica/Totosi.it – 14.2% (13.5%)
Gioco Digitale.it – 6.2% (6.3%)
Snai.it – 4.4% (4.4%)
Sisal.it – 3.4% (3.8%)

 

Cash games – leading networks**

Microgame/People’s Poker Network – 26.8% (26.4%)
Playtech – (including Snai, Sisal, Titan, Eurobet, Cogetech and others) – 13.1% (14%)
bwin.party (including Ongame sites) – 12.2% (12.7%)
Gioco Online Italia – 4.6% (4.4%)

 

Tournaments – leading rooms/networks**

PokerStars.it – 37.5% (39%)
Microgame/People’s Network – 22.6% (20.4%)
bwin.party (including Ongame sites) – 15.5% (14.5%)
Playtech – (including Snai, Sisal, Titan, Eurobet, Cogetech and others) – 12.7% (12.7%)
Lottomatica/Totosi.it – 11.2% (11.7%)

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