Microgaming 888 Holdings JV French Market Success

Ad Astra and Full Fun to Microgaming/888 to join French Poker Network 

Microgaming the world’s biggest provider of online gaming software is the driving force behind Prima Networks Limited its European distributor.  It announced that its joint venture with 888 Malta Limited (‘888’) has recently signed operators Ad Astra and Full Fun to its French Poker Network, thus setting them apart as the only network to have a total of four ARJEL approved operator licenses.

This new network will enable 888 and Prima Networks Limited to combine their expertise and experience to deliver a Poker solution to the newly regulated French market.

Roger Raatgever, CEO at Microgaming said: “We are happy to announce a further two licence approvals in France, in addition of Ad Astra and Full Fun to the French Poker Network. Four of our operators have been granted licences, more than any other B2B Poker Network provider to date.”

“We are confident that this will represent the start our joint venture in France, and we look forward to enjoying an unprecedented amount of success in this new market.”

About Microgaming

After devoloping the first true online Casino software 10 years ago, this leading industry software provider currently provides innovative andreliable gaming solutions.  This mainly due to an unrivalled R&D programme, averageing 60 games per annum and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators.

Microgaming software powers over 160 market leading online gaming sites.

The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – more than 450, uniquely branded and provides platforms for both land-based and wireless gaming.  Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out a staggering €265million.  In May 2009 it created the largest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.

As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the pinnacle of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry and is at the forefront in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.  Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.



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