The UK skill game provider GameAccount Network has launched a suite of free-to-play skill-based games for, an online sportsbook operator in Italy. The multi-year deal enables Sisal’s online customers to engage in playing GameAccount’s portfolio of online skill-based games including Solitaire, Poker Dice, Gin Rummy, Multiplayer Blackjack, Backgammon and Dominoes.
A GameAccount spokesman said the firm's  software is compatible with the stringent technical requirements of regulated and licensed Italian operators and grants Sisal the opportunity to be among the first major operators to bring GameAccount’s skill-based games to Italy both for free and, in due course, for real money competition.
“GameAccount’s games broaden the demographic appeal of our online sports betting portal and provide proven unique marketing opportunities in Italy’s new regulated market for skill-based gaming," said Michael Staskin, Marketing and Communication Director of Sisal.
"We are delighted to partner with Sisal, a market-leading regulated sportsbook operator in one of Europe’s fastest-growing online gaming markets," said Dermot Smurfit, Chief Operating Officer. "This summer we will launch Briscola, our first game developed to meet the particular cultural appetites of Italians, with more to follow in 2009.”