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IGT teams up with Mandalay; PokerStars announces EPT Season 8

TAGs: EPT, European Poker Tour, international game technology, Mandalay Gaming Holdings

IGT logoInternational Game Technology (IGT) has signed yet another content provision deal this time with Mandalay Gaming Holdings. Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will allow Mandalay to use a number of their premium-branded titles. This could include MegaJackpots, ELVIS – A little more action, Monopoly with Pass “Go” Bonus, Da Vinci Diamonds and a number of others.

Gideon Bierer, IGT executive vice president of Interactive, said, “We have made integration to IGT rgs a very straightforward process for operators. Mandalay will see instant benefits from this, including access to an unbeatable selection of hugely popular branded and in-house games.”

The games are live on Mandalay’s new XBingo.com site and players have the opportunity to use whichever they please. CEO of Mandalay, Richard Skelhorn added, “We are delighted to be partnering with IGT for the launch of XBingo.com. IGT’s premium games will certainly help us with our business objectives to attract new players and raise the profile of the site.”

eptPokerStars has unveiled the first few dates of season 8 of the European Poker Tour (EPT). It all kicks off in Tallinn, Estonia on August 2nd where there will be a €4,000 + 250 main event before the roadshow moves on to Barcelona later that month. London sees in the month of October before a matter of weeks later San Remo will play host to the best of the live poker world. One of Europe’s party capitals, Prague, plays host to the fifth leg of the EPT before the sunnier climbs of the Caribbean for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) finish the first half of the season. The first half schedule in full, with main event fees, is as follows:

EPT Tallinn (August 2-7) €4,000 + 250
EPT Barcelona (August 27-September 1) €5,000 + 300
EPT London (September 30-October 5) £5,000 + 250
EPT San Remo (October 21-27) €4,600 + 300
EPT Prague (December 5-10) €5,000 + 300
PCA (January 5-15, 2012) $10,000 + 300

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