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Mohegan Sun Prepares for Real Money Poker, Joins Ongame Network

Mohegan Sun Prepares for Real Money Poker, Joins Ongame Network

November 28, 2012 · Filed Under Online Poker News, Poker 

Announced this week, Mohegan Sun the second largest casino in the United States with 364,000 sq ft of gaming space has chosen the Ongame Network as its new online poker offering which will operate on Bally’s open iGaming platform.

The Mohegan Sun is one of only two legally authorized gaming operations in New England offering traditional slot machines and table games; it will soon offer in preparation for real money poker, a free play poker offering at the Mohegan Sun dot com which will be available online, on smartphones and tablet devices.

“It’s important,” Mitchell Etess, chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, said. “We’re going to have a free-play poker site up and running by the end of the year. We’ll be in a good position to go live with video poker if it becomes legal.

“Our goal is always to provide our guests with the best gaming and entertainment offerings and we believe iGaming is the next step in fulfilling the demand for regulated online play when customers aren’t able to be on property,” Etess said, adding that the Mohegan authority hopes the new offering will drive new business to its casinos.

The iGaming platform is designed for mobile integration and is ready to accommodate online gaming beyond poker, such as casino table games, video slots and sports betting, in the event such gaming becomes legal.

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Leading Gaming Suppliers Establish a B2B Online Partnership

June 13, 2012 · Filed Under Casinos, Online Gambling News, Poker 

Bally’s and Aristocrat technologies announced a strategic alliance aimed at expanding their online gaming presence globally and increasing their online business-to-business (B2B) product offerings.

“Bally is pleased to offer Ongame’s proven poker platform, which will provide a unique offering through its integration on Bally’s iGaming platform,” said John Connelly, Bally Technologies’ Vice President of Business Development.

Bally will work with gaming supplier Shuffle Master Inc. and online poker provider Ongame Networks Ltd. to jointly develop a poker and iGaming platform.

“Bally Technologies and Aristocrat Technologies have agreed to offer Ongame as one of their preferred poker solutions, thus creating a combined liquidity pool for our customers, Connelly continued.”

It will add Ongame’s poker content interface to Bally’s iGaming platform. With the ability to interface Ongame’s poker content through Bally’s iGaming platform, the company is hoping to provide a best-in-class B2B offering and allow operators to choose world-class technology, while maintaining control of their operations through proven gaming suppliers.

“Bally’s objective is to place the control in the hands of the operator,” Connelly added. “We are providing the necessary tools to have a single view of the player by incorporating existing and online gaming systems, while allowing operators to have the ability to cross-promote between traditional land-based and online consumers.”

“Today both Aristocrat and Bally Technologies have agreed to offer Ongame as one of our preferred poker solutions,” said Kelly Shaw, Aristocrat’s vice president of system sales and marketing. “We have already begun work on integrating the Ongame poker solution into our nLive platform.”

Reported by Maggie B.

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Chiligaming B2B ‘iGaming Platform” Acquired by Bally Technologies

February 23, 2012 · Filed Under Casinos, Online Gambling News 

In another breaking news press release, Bally Technologies has agreed a deal to acquire Chiligaming’s B2B ‘igaming platform’ for an undisclosed amount, this news comes just a few weeks from the announcement that Chiligaming and Golden Nugget Partner for Online Gaming Website.

A number of Chili employees will continue to work on the platform, joining Bally’s newly launched interactive arm and provide the Las Vegas-based company with knowledge and expertise developed during its interactions with software providers in the company’s seven years as an operator.

Golden Nugget’s position remains unaffected by the acquisition, and Chiligaming CEO Alex Dreyfus (pictured) told eGaming Review that he hopes more customers will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

“This acquisition provides an open, cloud-based platform for Bally Technologies to offer an integrated traditional and online casino solution to operators worldwide,” said John Connelly, Vice President of Business Development at Bally Technologies. “Equally as important, Bally Technologies has also obtained an experienced team of industry veterans from within the online gaming industry, which will help our customers optimize their use of this platform.”

“I’m very proud of this agreement between our two companies,” said Alexandre Dreyfus, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Chiligaming. “We are excited to develop our technology, knowledge, and experience with Bally to bring the best value for land-based casinos.”

“This flexible iGaming platform will enable casino operators to leverage their land-based gaming operations with a unified view of players’ trends and behaviors,” Connelly said. “The ability to perform multi-channel promotions, bonusing, and player-tracking across Bally’s mobile, online, and traditional platforms is now a reality.”

Chiligaming offers a comprehensive plug-and-play iGaming platform, application software, and interface for the global gaming market and is expected to enhance Bally’s position and expedite the Company’s entry into the interactive market.

“The design of our iGaming platform is that it is cloud-based, open, and interoperable, which means that our casino customers will have the ability to choose best-of-breed poker, slot, and table products to use in conjunction with the platform, while having a deep integration with our proven Bally land-based systems,” said Bryan Kelly, Bally’s Senior Vice President of Technology.

The acquisition of Chiligaming’s iGaming platform follows Bally’s recent purchase of a Remote Gaming Server (RGS) for online integration of Bally’s deep library of proven casino-gaming content; the formation of a new Bally Interactive division; and its 2011 acquisition of MacroView Labs, the casino industry’s largest provider of custom mobile apps and mobile websites.

The acquisition does not cover any of Chili’s European-facing B2C assets, where the operator’s poker offering sits on Playtech’s iPoker network.

Reported by Maggie B.

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