The giant Italian lottery and gaming giant and parent company of GTech, Lottomatica has signed a multi-year software licensing agreement with the UK skill games network and provider GameAccount.
Lottomatica operates the most extensive online network infrastructure within Italy, and the objective is to launch GameAccount Network’s suite of skill-based games in the newly-regulated Italian market in the European autumn. The deal will enable Lottomatica’s online customers to engage in playing real money tournaments on GameAccount's portfolio of online skill games including Poker Dice, Gin Rummy, Backgammon, Dominoes and Briscola.
“GameAccount leads the market for skill games in Europe and were natural partners for Lottomatica in the newly regulated Italian market," said Francesco Mastantuoni, Manager at Lottomatica. "GameAccount was chosen after an exhaustive process investigating the commercial potential and cultural appetite in Italy for GameAccount’s Skill Games portfolio, the experience of potential suppliers and the technical & regulatory capabilities of their respective platforms.”
GameAccount’s software is compatible with the stringent AAMS technical requirements of regulated and licensed Italian operators and grants Lottomatica the opportunity to be among the first major operators to bring the firm's skill-based games to Italy for real money competition.
"We are delighted to partner with Lottomatica, a leading regulated lottery, sportsbook and gaming operator in one of Europe’s fastest-growing regulated online gaming markets," said Dermot Smurfit, Chief Operating Officer. "Later this summer we launch real money tournaments heralding a new suite of skill games for the fast-growing Italian market.
"Passing the technical tests of AAMS, the Italian regulator, was one of the proudest milestones in our company’s history and the result of many months painstaking development effort. With our established market lead in Italy, we’re on course to become a major software supplier to the new regulated online gaming markets in Europe.”