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The latest gambling industry deals

TAGs: 888 Holdings, Affiliate Republik, betonsoft, Betstar, Elray Gaming, Everymatrix, Evolution Gaming, GuruPlay, mr green, prolexic, Rival Gaming, skrill, tropezia palace

888-skrill-elray-betstar-mrgreen-evolution-everymatrix-guruplayAward-winning Swedish online gambling outfit Mr. Green has selected Evolution Gaming to provide its live dealer casino offering. Evolution’s Riga-based studio will provide Mr. Green with shared live roulette, blackjack and baccarat tables, plus a dedicated live blackjack table operating around the clock and localized live roulette in both Swedish- and English-languages with Mr. Green branding. Mr. Green’s chief product officer Markus Aurala says the deal offers “the online equivalent of ‘real’ three-dimensional Mr. Green casinos.”

UK online gambling operator 888.com has inked a deal between its 888games.com offering and online payment processors Skrill, whose customers can now play over 120 casino games for play-money or the real thing at a co-branded ‘888Games with Skrill’ page.

UK-based online gaming platform provider EveryMatrix has inked a deal to supply its GamMatrix gaming management and payment processing platform to Malta-licensed online casino GuruPlay.com. The deal will allow GuruPlay to utilize EveryMatrix’s new Casino Engine solution, which integrates over 700 games from multiple vendors onto a single wallet. GuruPlay managing director Henrik Piski said the deal would allow the site’s customers a “wider offering of gaming experiences and the addition of mobile games.”

Affiliate Republik, the affiliate arm of Tropezia Palace online casino, has announced the expansion of Tropezia’s offering with the game portfolios of developers BetOnSoft and Rival Gaming. The deal follows Tropezia’s integration of the portfolios of Leander Games and Sheriff Gaming in March. Affiliate Republik spokesperson Märit von Stedingk hailed the “landmark deal” as a boon for customers who will enjoy “a multitude of games from now four gaming providers.”

Australian bookmakers Betstar have selected Prolexic to provide protection and mitigation services for dealing with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Online betting companies are prime targets for DDoS attacks, which are often timed around marquee betting events, such as the recent Melbourne Cup horseracing meet. Betstar experienced collateral damage during a recent DDoS attack against a competitor, with whom Betstar shared infrastructure in a colocation data center. The attack came at the start of this year’s Spring Carnival and the experience was sufficiently unnerving for Betstar to put Prolexic on the case. Prolexic claims to have buttressed Betstar’s defenses within three days of inking the contract and Betstar IT manager Bryan Dunne says the site hasn’t been forced offline since.

Online gambling turnkey solution outfit Elray Gaming is branching out into the mobile gaming world with the launch of Elray Mobile. Elray CEO Brian Goodman said the plan was to ”develop and acquire operating mobile gambling technology companies” in order to “position itself as a player in the social gaming and mobile casino industry.” In 2011, Elray Gaming acquired Splitrock Ventures BVI, from which it obtained several online gaming domains. Elray’s parent outfit Elray Resources acquired Macau-based VIP room promoter Golden Match in 2012.

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