Thursday, June 22, 2017 (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA) NextGen Gaming, the independent game studio of NYX Gaming Group (TSX-V: NYX), has launched 21 slots games with PokerStars NJ, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand in New Jersey, USA.
Available to play on both mobile and desktop, the games are the first to launch on PokerStars Casino NJ via NYX Gaming Group’s Open Gaming System (OGS™).
This latest venture extends the long-standing partnership between the companies, which share the mutual goal of expanding in regulated territories and enhancing their international profiles as leaders in digital gaming.
Proven classics such as Doctor Love and Mad Mad Monkey are live, alongside recent hits Double Play Superbet and Gorilla Go Wild. Licensed titles An Evening with Holly Madison and James Dean are expected to be strong performers from NextGen’s extensive branded content catalogue.
David Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer at NextGen Gaming commented: “NextGen is delighted to launch its first games in New Jersey with our close partners at PokerStars. This latest development further cements the success of our strategy of expanding relationships in regulated territories while growing our international profile as the leader in digital content provision.”
Established in 2001, PokerStars is the world’s biggest online poker site, and has seventeen local licenses and gaming approvals. Additionally, since its launch in Q4 2014, PokerStars Casino has become one of the world’s largest in terms of active players.
Bo Wänghammar, Managing Director of PokerStars Casino Operations, said: “We are very pleased to offer trusted NextGen content to our PokerStars players in New Jersey. This latest fully licensed launch supports our objective of securing a leadership position in online casinos across the globe.”
ABOUT NEXTGEN GAMING
Sydney based group studio NextGen Gaming create and deliver exceptional slot games with proven performance and game longevity for partners and players. Founded in 1999, NextGen Gaming pioneered platform-independent content delivery and were recent recipients of the Digital Gaming Innovation award for slot ‘Witch Pickings’ at the Global Gaming Awards.
NextGen Gaming are part of the NYX Gaming Group Limited, a leading digital gaming provider, headquartered in Las Vegas, USA, with a staff of more than 1,100 employees globally. NYX delivers value by adhering to the highest standards of customer service, probity and responsibility.
NYX has one of the broadest distribution bases in the industry, with over 200 unique customers. The award-winning NYX OGS™ (Open Gaming System), which allows licensees to leverage the best-of-breed, multi-vendor casino content from around the world, is acknowledged to be the industry’s market-leading gaming offering. From its own studios and a broad partner network of the most innovative third party suppliers, NYX offers customers the widest portfolio of content available, with access to over 2000 game titles, via OGS™.
In addition, NYX’s award winning sports betting division OpenBet is utilized and trusted by leading sports book operators, with its scale and performance world-renowned. In 2016, the OpenBet sportsbook processed more than two billion bets and broke new records at the 2017 Grand National, where it processed 68,000 bets-per-minute.
NYX Gaming Group Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol TSXV: NYX.
For more information about the group visit: www.nyxgaminggroup.com
ABOUT POKERSTARS NEW JERSEY
PokerStars NJ is the locally operated version of the world’s most popular online poker site, PokerStars. At PokerStarsNJ.com, players physically present in New Jersey can experience and enjoy the same world class gameplay, customer service, and game integrity that PokerStars has offered globally for almost 15 years.
PokerStars NJ operates in conjunction with its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, and offers both poker and casino games online at www.pokerstarsnj.com to players who are physically located in the state.
PokerStars NJ uses globally established age and location verification protections, player fund protection through account segregation, and responsible gaming practices to oversee and control player activity.
Play Responsibly! For more information on responsible gaming please visit our website at http://www.pokerstarsnj.com/about/responsible-gaming/
PokerStars NJ is ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA). Amaya US Services Limited, a subsidiary of Amaya Inc., is an internet gaming operator of Resorts Digital Gaming LLC (d/b/a “Resorts”), which is authorized and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.