Aristocrat Partners With Ongame Poker for the Emerging US Online Gaming

Amaya Gaming Group Inc. and Aristocrat Technologies Inc. pronounced they have entered into a “Memorandum of Understanding” where Aristocrat will offer the Ongame poker network platform to Aristocrat's U.S. customers through Aristocrat's award-winning nLive™ online gaming platform.

Recently, Ongame has added a lot of new stuff for players and aimed at the U.S. market. These efforts include Strobe, a new fast-fold poker format; Instant Rewards, an achievement and player incentive engine; and Hyperspace, in-client player communication. Ongame poker also has full mobile support for both iOS and Android, including tablets, and iPads.

Aristocrat's nLive solution offers land-based operators a turnkey solution for providing their players with an online gaming solution. Immediately available is the play-for-fun games, which give players the chance to sample casino table games, multiplayer games and Aristocrat's online slots when they're not in the venue. This will be available for real money play as soon as regulatory approvals have been put in place.

"We are delighted to partner with Ongame to offer online poker on the nLive platform," said Atul Bali, President of Aristocrat Americas. "This aligns perfectly with our strategy of bringing our best-of-breed wagering, free play and social platform, while integrating both Aristocrat and leading third-party content as part of the nLive offering."

"Aristocrat and Amaya share a common vision of integrating land-based gaming with online gaming," said David Baazov, CEO of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. "Integrating our online poker offering into the Aristocrat nLive platform opens up a wide range of new opportunities in the United States. This is a strategic relationship in the most promising market in the world."