French land gambling heavyweights partner with Spiral on Prima's dedicated French network
 
Spiral Solutions France, a joint venture between Spiral Solutions and the Santa Maria Group, has launched its first ARJEL licensed client in the dedicated French online poker market, thou we still beleive that the best online poker room for french players is Partypoker.
 
In a deal with La Société Française des Jeux sur Internet (SFJI), Spiral Solutions France has introduced the new ‘200% Poker' branded poker room, which joins Prima Networks Limited's dedicated French network – a joint venture between Prima, powered by Microgaming and 888 Holdings plc., which already has three other ARJEL approved operators.
 
SFJI is a leading association of 40 French independent land-based casinos which collectively host more than 40 million customers each year. Led by Luc Le Borgne, directeur general of Vikings-Casinos, the group will own and manage the 200% Poker brand enabling the group to extend its land-based casino businesses online and achieve new revenue streams.
 
Spiral Solutions France created a bespoke business plan and provided consultancy and support to SFJI from the early stages of the project, through to securing the essential ARJEL license, developing the brand and implementing the platform, a company spokesman revealed this week.
 
The company offers a professional B2B service to France’s emerging e-gaming market, with a full turnkey solution that empowers customers with the services and support needed to successfully operate an interactive poker offering. Services include developing a custom-made business plan, a complete back-office system, payment processing, training, web design and development, customer retention services and a dedicated French-language customer service and support centre.
 
Christophe Santa Maria, president of Spiral Solutions France says, “France’s online poker gaming market is set to experience massive growth, representing a tremendous opportunity for gaming and casino brands like SFJI. We’re perfectly placed to help any organisation launch an online poker offering in France. Our experience and expertise was crucial in securing the ARJEL licence and launching 200% Poker. It is without doubt one of the most exciting players in the French market.”
 
Luc Le Borgne, directeur general of Vikings-Casinos of SFJI said, “Our customers are keen to experience the thrill of online poker. 200% Poker extends the trust and loyalty of our group’s brand into the online world. With world-class platform and the private service we get from Spiral Solutions France, we’re confident that 200% Poker will be a great success.”
 
Matti Zinder, managing partner and CEO of Spiral Solutions said, “Gaining entry into newly regulated markets is not without its challenges. Our clients in France and in other newly regulated markets such as Italy, Denmark and others can capitalise on Spiral Solutions’ bespoke, private and professional interactive gaming solutions that enhance their brand and maximise their revenues.”
 
The new 200% Poker branded poker room will be officially unveiled at a launch event and press conference in Paris today (September 14). Hosted by SFJI and attended by leading figures from the gaming and interactive gaming worlds, dignitaries and the media, the event will signal a new interactive era for France’s leading association of independent casinos.