Posted 2/25/11 : Website to be launched towards the end of the year
Amaya Gaming Group, a Montreal-based developer of technologies for online gambling, revealed this week that it had secured a license to operate online gaming in the Dominican Republic.
The company's online gaming offering includes slot games as well as table games like Blackjack, Roulette, Sicbo, Craps and Baccarat as well as peer-to-peer games such as online poker.
An online gaming site is expected to be launched by the third quarter of this year.
"We are extremely pleased to have secured this license to operate online gaming in the Dominican Republic. We believe our extensive gaming library and technological capabilities have been key deciding factors in securing this license. As one the fastest growing segments of the entertainment industry, online gaming still represents a significant untapped market segment for Amaya" mentioned David Baazov, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amaya.
Commenting on the granting of the online gaming license, Conrado Abud, Director of Casinos for the Ministry of Finance of the Dominican Republic said "Based on our investigations and due diligence, we have decided to authorize Amaya with the only license of its kind to operate online gaming in the country. As such, this is a sector of the gaming industry that is rapidly developing in an illegal way. Amaya was granted the license to redirect this already existing but illegal gaming activity to a site that is secure, legal and trustworthy."
Amaya was recently awarded a licence to operate an SMS-based mobile lottery in the East African nation of Kenya.