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Microgaming Signs New Online Poker Operator

July 21, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) — Microgaming (, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, has announced that Samvo, one of Europe and Asia’s top online gaming specialists, has become the latest operator to join Microgaming’s Poker Network.

Licensed in Alderney, Samvo has grown from a telephone bookmaking operator, into globally renowned gaming experts. Samvo can now offer Microgaming’s market leading poker offering, to its players for the first time.

Frank Chan, Founder of Samvo says: “We have looked long and hard for a software provider that can complement throughout the world. Microgaming fits the bill in terms of security, player integrity and quality of games. We are committed to providing outstanding innovative customer based services to our clients and are delighted to now be able to offer pioneering poker to our players. We are pleased to work with Microgaming as they are professionals and offer a market leading solution.”

Fredrik Lonnqvist, Microgaming says: “We are very pleased to announce this important deal with Samvo. This is Microgaming’s first Alderney Poker licensee and is an important and exciting step for the business. The initial offering of poker games with Samvo, represents a firm base upon which to build the two companies relationship.”

For further information please contact:
Duncan Skehens / Laura Moss / Lyndsay Haywood
Lansons Communications
020 7490 8828 / /

Yan Tang
Associate Director, Samvo International Ltd.

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.

About Samvo
Established in 2004 and headquartered in the UK, Samvo Group is a forward-looking online entertainment and venture capital group which has earned a first-rate reputation for integrity and innovation.  To date, the Group has built up a successful track record from online gaming and gaming software engineering to leisure retailing.

Spanning both offline and online sportsbetting and institutional betting brokerage, the Group’s gaming service is renowned for developing proprietary technologies in-house.

Always incredibly responsive to gaming fans’ split-second needs, Samvo’s gaming service has proved so popular it is now one of Europe and Asia’s premier online gaming specialists.  Its compliance standards are so exacting it has also become one of only a handful of organizations worldwide to earn international gaming licenses from Alderney, UK and Curacao.