Monday, October 24, 2011 : Online games supply deal to benefit Canadian players
Shuffle Master and OpenBet have partnered in a supply deal that will see some of Shuffle Master's proprietary table games adapted to online made available through OpenBet to Canada's legalised online gaming sites that include Loto-Quebec and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
Under the agreement, OpenBet will offer licensed games based on Shuffle Master's Three Card Poker(TM), Casino War(R) and its Fortune Pai Gow Poker(R) side bet.
"Given the growing popularity of online gaming in Canada, offering our popular brands to this key market through OpenBet's platform is a natural next step for Shuffle Master and part of our strategy to leverage our intellectual property online," said Gavin Isaacs, chief executive officer of Shuffle Master. "This agreement provides us with an exciting distribution channel for our specialty games and is further affirmation of our belief that this will be an important segment for our Company. We are very pleased that we are going to be working with OpenBet."
Max Francis, commercial partner manager at OpenBet said: "OpenBet has worked closely with the Canadian Lotteries to deliver successful legalized online gaming sites and it is great to be able to offer them more premium content."