Thursday November 6,2014 : ATARI SOCIAL AND REAL-MONEY CASINO LAUNCHED (Update)
Iconic Atari titles integrated in online and social casinos
Renowned interactive entertainment producer Atari has announced the launch of its real-money-play Atari Casino in partnership with Isle-of-Man based operator PariPlay across a variety of platforms.
Despite a company statement inviting players access to iconic Atari titles such as Asteroids, Star Raiders, Centipede, Pong, Keno, slots and scratch cards at the new destination, it is unclear if the site has actually launched as the domain remains elusive.
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An Asteroids’ scratcher game will allow players to blast asteroids out of the sky and turn them into valuable gems, while the Star Raiders 25-payline slot offers an upgrade to 243 lines on Free Play Battle Mode where players can experience an intergalactic setting with flying space craft, lasers and other cosmic elements.
The PariPlay network has additionally made the Atari game titles available on its network for operators to offer the games through their sites.
Pariplay said it had designated several of the most successful Atari brands to its iLottery network enabling lotteries to host "the next generation of fixed-odds and predetermined outcome games."
“With Atari Casino, we have taken our beloved brands and created a new and innovative way for our fans to experience our classic games,” said Fred Chesnais, chief executive officer for Atari, Inc.
“The real money gaming market is growing rapidly and we believe our joint venture with Pariplay will help position Atari Casino for success by leveraging Pariplay’s expertise and back-end infrastructure in a real-money environment while we bring the Atari community to the table.”
Atari also debuted its social gaming market offer with the launch of its own online casino-style play platform at Atari Jackpots last week
The new online, multi-player platform offers a full suite of virtual currency casual casino games and social environments supported by social development partner FlowPlay.
Additional single- and multi-player games have also been incorporated including blackjack, video poker, solitaire, and bingo. A Centipede®-branded version of solitaire, and Bonus Charms inspired by Atari favorites will be incorporated in the coming months.
Atari Jackpots is available worldwide in several languages including English, Portuguese, Romanian, and French.
“This first release of Atari Jackpots is a step into online casinos, leveraging the rapidly growing interest in social casinos to offer a fun experience,” Chesnais said.
“We wanted to engage rapidly with our loyal fans, get their feedback in order to decide upon the additional features to be released to further improve the Atari Jackpots experience.”