Sportingbet has been telling anyone who’ll listen in the gambling industry that they’re frantically on the tail of the grass that wreaked havoc over their merger plans with Unibet. After going to Canada to search for the snitch all they could do was tie up a deal with Entraction to launch Paradise Poker over there. They’ve gone all Baldrick, from Black Adder, on us and devised a cunning plan now though.
It involves GTECH G2 helping to launch their ParadiseBingo.com brand in Spain, which will mean that GTECH G2’s bingo and side games will be available. As part of the deal ParadiseBingo.com will become part of G2’s International Bingo Network (IBN) that already features 80 sites in the across Europe.
ParadiseBingo will also be able to take advantage of G2’s live dealers, who are online from 9:30 – 12:30 (CET) every night, and in addition to a room with Spanish-speaking presenters on the site.
Sportingbet CFO, Jim Wilkinson, commented: “Like poker, a bingo site needs liquidity in order to offer major jackpots and prizes. The quality of the games and player management capabilities are important factors and teaming up with GTECH G2 allows access to instant liquidity through their large poker and bingo networks.”
Sportingbet and GTECH G2 already known each other very well as the former’s sports betting and poker software is from the latter, which is where the cunning plan comes in.
Still licking the Unibet wounds, Sportingbet have some god given idea that GTECH G2’s Sherlock Holmes slot game may help in the search for the Unibet snitch. Maybe someone might want to tell them that it’s only a video game…