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Microgaming and 888 Holdings Joint Venture Continues to Build on French Market Success

August 3, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) — Microgaming (, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software and the power behind Prima Networks Limited  ( its European distributor, announces that its joint venture with 888 Malta Limited (‘888’) has recently signed operators Ad Astra and Full Fun to its French Poker Network, setting them apart as the only network to have a total of four ARJEL approved operator licenses.

The new network will see 888 and Prima Networks Limited combining their industry leading expertise and knowledge to deliver a Poker solution to the newly regulated French market.

Roger Raatgever, CEO at Microgaming said: “We are delighted to announce a further two licence approvals in France, with the addition of Ad Astra and Full Fun to the French Poker Network. Four of our operators have now been granted licences, more than any other B2B Poker Network provider to date.

“We are confident that this represents just the start for our joint venture in France, and we look forward to enjoying significant levels of success in this important market.”

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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.