Sweden's Jadestone Networks has made another major partnership deal for its DiceArena multiplayer games network, signing up the Vienna listed online gambling giant Bwin Interactive barely two weeks after clinching a deal with Gala Coral (see previous InfoPowa report). Bwin will join the network early in the new year, a spokesman said this week.
At launch, the DiceArena Network features two new dice games: Dice Hold’em, inspired by the popular poker game, and Shoot the Moons, an easy to learn alternative for more casual players. In early 2009, two perennial dice favorites will be added to the range of DiceArena games: Liar’s Dice is the hardcore bluffer’s game and Backgammon is the undisputable classic among dice board games.
“We’ve always felt that Jadestone provides a fresh take on familiar concepts,” said Norbert Teufelberger, Co-CEO of Bwin. "The current Jadestone games have been among our fastest growing product categories lately. We have great expectations that the new Backgammon will be a real winner. As for the DiceArena table games, the market is clearly ready for something new and exciting.”
Tobias Nissen, Business Development Director at Jadestone said: “There’s no doubt that Bwin has played a major role in getting Jadestone to where it is today. They’ve been a solid and competent partner in the true sense of the word. It’s with great satisfaction we see Bwin expand their business with us to include our new DiceArena product.”
The DiceArena suite of games has been in development at Jadestone for almost two years. With a number of high profile network partners lined up and games available across Europe in 23 languages, it’s one of the biggest new product introductions in Jadestone’s history.