May 28, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) — Microgaming ( the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, and the power behind Prima Networks Limited, today announces the successful submission of three significant operator applications to the National Regulatory Authority of the French online gambling market the ARJEL, two of which are in collaboration with 888 Holdings PLC (‘888’).

Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming comments: “At Microgaming we stay ahead of the market and are delighted to announce that following the recent signing of a joint venture with 888, we have combined our efforts and successfully submitted operator licenses to the ARJEL. This is a milestone for us and marks the beginning of our first wave of applications, which we believe will see us rapidly establishing ourselves as market leaders in France.”

Gigi Levy, CEO, 888, comments:  “The submission of these applications marks a step towards our launch in one of the strategically important European markets. We look forward to developing the synergies of Microgaming’s brand presence and 888’s premium offering.”

Microgaming and 888 are continuing to work with a number of other operators, and are confident that this is the beginning of a successful partnership in France.

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About Microgaming (
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators;

Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.

The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 450 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming.  Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €265million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.

As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.  Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.

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