December 31, 2012 : FROM VIDEO CONFERENCING TO ONLINE GAMBLING SOFTWARE
Canadian development company shows its versatility
The Saratoga Oceanic Development Group Inc., a video conferencing software developer in New Waterford, Canada will be showcasing its versatility in a new million dollar contract – providing a turnkey online gambling system to a Belize-licensed internet gambling operator branded Lion Gaming, owned by two anonymous individuals believed to reside in the United States.
Saratoga's owner, Neil Rideout, told the Cape Breton Post this week that he would probably have to take on another ten programmers for the job, which would put some strain on existing office capacities.
“We are looking at creating ten programmer jobs in New Waterford to start. We just don’t have any place in the community here to house them right now,” he said.
“We might have to relocate that off-island in the beginning, and then relocate the jobs back here after we build up enough resources to house these jobs.”
“We would need high-tech facilities to house these programmers.”
Rideout said the project will be in full production in three weeks and completed in 90 days.
“We feel confident we are going to be able to do this in 90 days because we are architecting it, making sure it is robust, stable, has a nice shell around it and that Lion Gaming will be first and foremost in online gaming in Belize.”
The Post reports that Lion Gaming also has plans to build land casinos.
Rideout said the software Saratoga will provide will include online sports betting, casino games including slots, and poker, and that it will be capable of handling up to 250,000 players.
Saratoga Oceanic was founded a decade ago, and has pioneered multicast video conferencing and advanced forms of content delivery; it has offices in Germany, Australia and the United States. The company holds the patent for Placecom, a software product that offers video conferencing for up to 100 people at a time.
On the Lion Gaming side, the project manager will be in-house lawyer Jason Foulger, of Spanish Fork, Utah, who told the Post that the company is owned by two individuals who wish to remain anonymous.