June 4, 2009 (Stockholm, Sweden) – Jadestone Networks, the Nordic-based owner and operator of multiplayer gaming networks GamArena and DiceArena, announced today that their new backgammon network is now live and open for players.

The game is currently available for play at bwin and PAF, and will be rolled out at NordicBet and Triobet over the next few days. Two additional partners will join the network later in the summer and more will come onboard in the fall. With such strong network distribution, the liquidity should be virtually guaranteed.

“We’ve seen that backgammon is a tremendously popular game,” said Tobias Nissen, Business Development Director at Jadestone. “We’ve had a lot of success with the simplified backgammon version in GamArena, so we’re now doubling the stakes by adding the real thing. We’re aiming high: we want to become the largest network and be the first choice for dedicated backgammon players across Europe.”

Compared to the existing GamArena backgammon, the new version is a complete rewrite, created from scratch with input and support from avid backgammon players. Widely requested features that have been added include:

• Doubling cube
• Match series
• Tournaments

It is fully compliant with all commonly used competition rule sets and includes the same extensive operations and anti-fraud systems as the DiceArena games.

The new backgammon is an integrated part of the Jadestone Arena games network. This means that it shares the interface design, back-end integration API and player identity system with the other Arena games. It is available across Europe with support for 25 languages.

For more information please contact:
Tobias Nissen
Business Development Director, Jadestone
tobias.nissen@jadestone.se
+46 8 24 05 01

Melissa Ross
Lyceum Media
+44 (0) 207 976 6469
Melissa@lyceummedia.com

About Jadestone
Jadestone is a leading developer of fully managed online game solutions. From great games to secure backend, Jadestone delivers quality services to both players and distribution partners. Jadestone's expanding portfolio of products include the award winning DiceArena(TM) dice games network; the acclaimed GamArena(TM) skill games network; Championship Manager Online(TM) – the football management game; and several innovative mobile games. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company is privately owned and funded. For more information about Jadestone and its products, please go to www.jadestone.se.


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