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New Operator to Join Microgaming's French Poker Network

June 1, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) — Microgaming (, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software and the power behind Prima Networks Limited, today announces that another operator has successfully submitted an application to join the recently formed French Poker Network. The new operator, which is a group of major land-based casinos in France, will benefit from a bespoke, fully managed solution from Spiral Solutions France, and industry leading software provided by Prima Networks Limited powered by Microgaming.

Following the recent legislative changes to the online gaming market in France, the country’s leading online poker platform was formed through the signing of a joint venture between Microgaming and 888 Holdings Ltd. This offers a unique opportunity for an operator with a consortium of French land-based casinos regulated in this market to venture into online gaming.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, the power behind Prima Poker Network Limited, commented: “We have experienced great success with Spiral Solutions in markets all over the world and we are delighted to team up again to bring a leading eGaming solution to the French market. We are in a fantastic position to support any company looking to launch and operate a successful online poker room in France, with our market-leading poker platform and the value-added services provided by Spiral Solutions France. With the new regulation in place, France offers a fantastic environment to do what we do best; delivering the best platform of online games to our eGaming clients.”

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.