August 14, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — The UK-based and Malta-licensed online gambling group Unibet has extended its Microgaming Poker Network relationship to embrace the Isle of Man software developer's downloadable online casino games and management suite.
Unibet joined the poker network two years ago, and has enjoyed significant success. The poker room is will soon host the Unibet Open Milan tournament, planned for September 19th through 21st in the northern Italian city with a prize pool of Euros 450,000.
Unibet CEO Petter Nylander said: "Since joining the Microgaming Poker Network, we've enjoyed a strong working partnership, and so this decision has actually been straightforward. Microgaming's Casino software has an outstanding reputation in the industry for delivering cutting-edge, graphics-rich games, and one of the most reliable platforms in the business — critical when running any online operation."
With the new casino deal, Unibet joins an illustrious group of well-established tier-one online casino operators including the Carmen Media group, the Casino Rewards group, 32Red, Fortune Lounge group, the Gamshare group, and many other leading brands in the business. MGS licensees muster around 120 top online casino brands and more than 40 Internet poker rooms, many of these having achieved eCOGRA player protection and best practice standards accreditation.
Commenting on the extended relationship with Unibet, Microgaming's CEO Roger Raatgever said: "We are delighted that Unibet has decided to extend our relationship with the addition of our casino platform and very much look forward to a continued successful partnership.
"In the last year, we've achieved a number of major initiatives that will significantly benefit our operators and have a strong pipeline of innovative tools and games coming this year to power operator profits, so when a partner such as Unibet picks us to power multiple software products, it’s further proof that we are delivering where it counts."