|Cryptologic Inc., a leading software developer to the
global Internet gaming market, has announced an exclusive
three-year licensing contract to provide both poker and
casino software for Holland Casino which is the
government-licensed casino operator in the Netherlands. The
new site, run by Holland Casino on behalf of the Dutch
government, is expected to launch in June 2007, and will be
available to residents of the Netherlands only.
Rose, Cryptologic's President and CEO states: "At
Cryptologic, we're focused on strengthening our competitive
advantage in Europe, and our new relationship with Holland
Casino achieves this — in spades," and says "By adding a
government controlled casino operator to our blue-chip
roster of customers, we have an excellent template for other
governments interested in realizing the benefits of safe,
secure and regulated Internet gaming."
The agreement, made through Cryptologic's wholly-owned
subsidiary, WagerLogic Limited, reflects Cryptologic's
commitment to working with large, trustworthy casino
operators. This agreement is subject to certain
ratification, including by the Dutch government authorities
and the Supervisory Board.
Holland Casino operates a total of 14 land-based casinos
across the Netherlands. Since its first land-based casino
opened in the Netherlands in 1976, Holland Casino has
experienced several large expansions, including the addition
of city-centre casinos in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Breda,
Nijmegen and Groningen.
"As we take Holland Casino online, we needed a quality
partner who could support us with innovation and integrity —
and Cryptologic exceeded our expectations," said Ron Goudsmit, Holland Casino's Vice-President Business
Development. "We're excited to develop and launch our online
gaming site, which includes a comprehensive responsible
gaming program, with a respected provider who can deliver a
unique experience to our customers."
Other top gaming sites using the Cryptologic software
Littlewoods Gaming, DTD Poker, Betsafe,
Parbet Poker and Extreme Poker. Since 2004, they've
introduced over 100 casino games that have become very
popular with players because of their uniqueness.
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