21-08-2009 (Stockholm, Sweden) – GTECH G2 announces that it will continue to provide bingo, poker and games to search and entertainment giant Yahoo! for at least another two years. New instant win games will be added to the state of the art games powered by GTECH G2.
Yahoo! bingo, first launched in 2005 by St Minver for Yahoo! UK & Ireland (www.yahoobingo.net), includes bingo and a selection of more than 60 instant-play games including arcade games, scratch cards and number games which have been extremely popular at the entertainment portal. The top games include Monopoly, Cluedo and Dynamite Idea’s market leading Triple Chance High Low.
Yahoo! will now be among the first to feature GTECH G2’s new “instant win” games channel through St Minver. This exciting new “Instant Win” channel combines best of breed arcade games, scratchcards, table games, progressive jackpots and branded content aimed at casual gamers. The Instant Win solution offers a fully outsourced, white label solution for brands and gaming companies wishing to extend life time values whilst offering entertaining content.
Yahoo! will also now launch download poker to complement its current Flash poker offering. Yahoo!’s poker room (http://uk.poker.games.yahoo.net) is part of the International Poker Network (IPN) powered by GTECH G2. One of the largest independent poker networks in Europe, the IPN recently celebrated its three-millionth player. Yahoo! provides interactive tutorials and presents free poker tournaments.
“We have worked with Yahoo! for over 4 years now and have built an excellent relationship together.” said Leigh Nissim, Commercial Director at GTECH G2. “The decision to extend their bingo contract with us, whilst adding download poker and our new Instant Win channel is a great choice as they seek to offer more entertainment to their visitors.”
For further information:
Mery Blomqvist, Head of Marketing & PR, +46 (0) 8 509 200 02
About GTECH G2 St Minver (www.stminverltd.com)
GTECH G2 St Minver is the leading supplier of fully-managed ‘white label’ gaming solutions to high profile partners including Yahoo! Games, Daily Mail, Virgin Games and Littlewoods and operating the largest bingo network in Europe. GTECH G2 St Minver manages player liquidity, tournaments, customer service and promotions across a European network of 96 poker, bingo and casino sites.
About GTECH G2 (www.gtechg2.com)
GTECH G2 is the new interactive lottery, sports betting, poker, bingo, and casino business unit of GTECH, the world’s leading operator of highly-secure online lottery transaction processing systems. GTECH G2 is comprised of Boss Media, Finsoft, St Minver, and Dynamite Idea and provides a full range of end-to-end gaming services, game content, and technology solutions to fully-regulated customers operating lotteries, sports betting, interactive poker, casino style games, bingo, skill, and regulated multi-player games. These services include e-commerce marketing, player relationship and risk management, fraud prevention, responsible gaming, and community functions. GTECH G2 brings together, under one brand, the combined expertise of GTECH and its extensive lottery industry insight with leaders in the interactive gaming world.