Shuffle Master and Chartwell expand license agreement; GLI hire igaming experts; Bally Tech assign manager


Global gaming supplier Shuffle Master and developers Chartwell Technology announced an amendment to their Sublicense and Online Gaming Agreement today. In Laymen’s terms, the deal will basically allow the two companies to expand markets and offer software to legal regulated online operators in the British Isles. Hurray for the UK!

Under the amendment, Chartwell has secured rights to offer Shuffle Master’s Three Card Poker game to the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, which according to a rather insightful press release, comprise of one of the world’s largest online gaming markets. Oooh…Ahhh.

The Chief exec of Shuffle Master, Gavin Isaacs, said: “Our agreement with Chartwell is another example of leveraging our content across as many channels as possible, including iGaming.

“We are pleased to offer the most popular specialty game of all time to this very important online market.”

Damn right you’re pleased.

The amendment builds on a 2009 licensing agreement, under which Chartwell also secured rights to market software based on other Shuffle Master’s games, including Dragon Bonus Let it Ride, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, and the ever-so pleasurable Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em.

In other gaming news, game inspectors Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) and its affiliate, TST, have hired two new iGaming experts.

With Aurora Merino Salas as new Business Development Manager and Magdalena Podhorski-Okolow as Development Representative, the company’s newest additions are no longer just the proud owners of names that make you swallow your tongue. Who cares if people can’t pronounce your name when you have what must be the best job in the world: to “test” games. Sigh, I wish I could get paid for “testing” games. Wait a minute, let me just see if FIFA’s still working…

GLI hope its new recruits will help expand its European iGaming development team to secure itself as the leader in the iGaming field.

Gaming device manufacturer, Bally Technologies, have assigned their Western Region Sales Manager. Who’s the lucky boy then? It seems David Durst, with his delightful alliterating name is the man for the job. With his history in serving as Senior Sales Account Executive for Aristocrat Technologies – where he was responsible for gaming systems sales in the Northwest – he has 20 years of industry experience. Well done to you, Dave!