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Deals, deals deals: who signed whom and why

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dealsFinnish software developer Finnplay (formerly operating under the name Digient) has inked a deal to provide a mobile gaming platform for Mirage Games. Mirage recently received an operating license from Belgian gaming regulators, and Finnplay’s assistance will allow Mirage to become the first licensed Belgian operator to offer dice games, roulette and video poker on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Bwin.party has tapped Italian technology provider Weswit to handle real-time data communication for its poker, casino and bingo products. Weswit’s Lightstreamer product offers a massively scalable solution for streaming real-time data and messaging across multiple platforms, including HTML5, Android, iOS and more.

Malta-licensed operator Lucky247 has selected Microgaming to provide it with casino games as well as mobile software for HTML5 and Android platforms. Lucky247 is owned by To Play Central.

888 Holdings’ B2B offshoot Dragonfish has agreed to provide UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods access to its online bingo network. Iceland Foods recently teamed with online marketing firm QuickThink Media to launch its own bingo site, BingoIceland.com, which will now have access to Dragonfish liquidity, as well as chat hosting, ePayments, fraud and risk management services and support plus a selection of scratchcard titles and branded slots.

UK lad mag Loaded has tapped Isle of Man-licensed network provider Cashball Network to help launch its own online casino. Cashball provides white-label casino and social gaming solutions featuring content from Microgaming, NextGen, Nyx, Sheriff Gaming and more. Loaded plans to design the site to appeal to its existing 18-40 male demographic, so basically, expect tits.

Dutch-based software developer Sheriff Gaming has inked a deal to supply 3D casino games to SBTech, which provides sports betting software via flexible turnkey solutions. Sheriff’s multi-lingual, multi-currency games will enhance SBTech’s existing portfolio of over 200 games. 10Bet had the honor of being the first SBTech-powered operator to utilize the new Sheriff product.

Finally, the Box S.r.l., the joint venture of Estonian gambling outfit Olympic Entertainment Group and Italian casino operator GHolding, has acquired Jackpot Game S.r.l., which owns two slot machine venues in Milan. The two venues hold 55 and 47 slot machines, making them similar in size to slot casinos run b OEG in other markets.

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