Chartwell Technology, and subsidiary Chartwell Games, has announced they’re the first provider to bring Ultimate Texas Hold’em to the online casino industry. Teaming up with ShuffleMaster, Chartwell will be able to offer the fastest growing land-based table game to any of their clients and it’s the first game to be available on Chartwell’s new Rapid Game Deployment architecture.
“We’re excited to be the first to offer our clients this wildly popular card game. Players will love the same great features as the popular land-based game,” said Dave Acorn, COO at Chartwell. “Ultimate Texas Hold’em™ is the first Chartwell table game released this year and will surely be a hit with operators and players alike.”
Elsewhere, Playtech has signed a licensing agreement with Integra Gaming for their online casino. The iGaming software company will become the exclusive platform provider for the new venture from Integra, Grand Duke Casino. It will mean that Playtech’s leading casino product will run on the site.
Never far from the poker news pages, PokerStars have made a new signing to Team Pro with the acquisition of renowned poker pro Eugene Katchalov. The American has been playing at the highest level for a number of years and since he joined the pro circuit in 2003 his earnings are a little over $6million in live tournament play. He has a WPT event title to his name as well as a WCOOP bracelet and was the winner of this year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 High Roller Event.