Barcelona, 1 July 2015.- Akamon Entertainment, the leading social gaming company specialising in traditional and casino games in Latin America and Southern Europe, and the leader supplier of innovative video bingo products and services, Zest Gaming, announce an agreement to offer new online Video Bingo titles via Akamon’s gaming platforms.
The agreement was signed a few months ago in Barcelona by CEOs Vicenç Martí on behalf of Akamon Entertainment and Pablo Carulla on behalf of Zest Gaming, and is set for an initial period of two years. Zest’s popular title Flying Pigs is the first game launched, on Akamon’s Viva Bingo & Slots.
Vicenç Martí explains that “the agreement is part of Akamon’s commitment to Video Bingo, the perfect mix between Slots and Bingo games that Akamon has been developing and offering to its players since the beginning of 2015 and now opens to a top quality third-party developer as Zest Gaming”. In words of Akamon’s CEO, “considering both self-developed product and the distribution agreement, we are on track to reach 1 additional million euros in incremental revenue in 2015 in this new category of social games”.
At the same time, Zest Gaming relies on Akamon as distributor of its products in the social gaming field in the south of Europe and Latin America. “This agreement reflects one of our main strategic goals, to bring our video bingo product, with proven results and high winnings on the land based scene, to the social channel, where it has an enormous potential growth. We are sure that, together with Akamon, we will become the social video bingo leaders”, states Zest´s Group President, Luca Frigerio.
Pablo Carulla, Zest Gaming’s CEO, explains that “Our content leads the video bingo scene in land based and now we aim to achieve the lead in the social channel. We are very pleased to join efforts with Akamon; both companies think alike and working together has been very easy for our talented teams, managed by Ivan Gimeno (Zest’s COO) and Alex Cohen (Akamon´s CPO). We expect a high success”.
Flying Pigs, the first game fruit of this collaboration, is a Zest’s blockbuster worldwide that incorporates many features and mechanics fitting social players’ preferences, such as the Wild Ball feature, consisting in a ball that allows players to choose a number in its cards, and a new drag-and-drop Bonus figure. This, along with the 10 extra ball option, the cartoony style graphics and funny shows and music to accentuate the prizes, make it a highly engaging game. It is, in brief, a premium-level game with high production quality and an engaging math design that is expected to perform online as good as it has been doing in more than 100 casinos worldwide since it appeared 4 years ago, specially in Latin America, where it’s been a top performer in Mexico.
For more information, contact:
Georgina Rifé i Domènech – +34 607993875
Akamon Entertainment is the leading social casino & traditional games company in LatinAmerica and the south of Europe. This independent fast-growing company has 63 employees in Barcelona, Valencia and TelAviv to offer multiplatform synchronous social games.
About Zest Gaming
Based on a solid experience in electronics and gaming of over 30 years, Zest Gaming Inc was born in 2005 to become a leading gaming technology provider with headquarters located in Italy and subsidiaries in Spain, Mexico and the Philippines.
The company has built on its Italian market leadership and reputation to become a premium supplier of innovative products and services to the International gaming industry, including game and systems software development, design and production of gaming devices and machine operation worldwide.
Zest international core business is the videobingo. Widely respected as one of the TOP five suppliers it is profit leader in Latam and Philippines. The mission is to continue release innovations, to invest in R&D and to explore further markets and opportunities.