Publicity earlier this month by the online gambling group Intertops, revealing that it was reentering the US market with a RealTime Gaming-powered online casino had industry observers speculating.
The longtime licensee of gambling software provider Microgaming has been constrained from US activity recently by Microgaming's policy of not accepting new American sign-ups, and the deal with US-player-friendly RTG appeared to indicate a determination to change direction.
Intertops's new US-facing casino uses RTG software. The operation is licensed in Antigua and Kahnawake and offers casino, sportsbook and poker action in English and German language versions.
On Wednesday Microgaming issued a press release announcing the amicable ending of its long relationship with Intertops, explaining that the agreement would not be renewed due to Intertops's intention to operate in the US market.
"Microgaming has powered the well established [Intertops] online casino for over a decade, and has enjoyed a successful relationship with it," the statement recalled, noting the sterling reputation that Intertops has established over the years.
Michl Posch, Head of Marketing at Intertops was equally generous with his praise for Microgaming, commenting: “Intertops Casino is proud to have been powered by such a reputable, market-leading, gaming software provider over the past decade. The assistance that Microgaming has provided in the change process has been extremely helpful.”