Jadestone Networks, the Nordic based owner and operator of multi-player gaming networks GamArena and DiceArena, has signed the World Series of Backgammon for its new backgammon network. The official launch will take place on Friday July 24, 2009 in Cannes at the WSOB live event.
 
The backgammon network, built on Jadestone’s DiceArena multiplayer platform, was launched in June and already includes partners such as Bwin, Nordicbet and PAF.
 
“We’ve already seen that backgammon is a tremendously popular game,” said Robert Henrysson, CEO at Jadestone. “All of our partners are hungry to launch our new version and player numbers in the network have grown every day since early June. We want to become the largest network and to be the first choice for dedicated backgammon players across Europe and this partnership with the WSOB underlines just how serious we are.”

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Andy Bell, Managing Director of the WSOB, commented: “We’ve been building up to this online backgammon launch on our WSOB site for some time, but we think it was worth the wait; the Jadestone platform is absolutely the right solution for us. From July 24 all backgammon enthusiasts will be able to play online via our site and qualify for WSOB offline events in cities such as Cannes and Prague and for the WSOB Championship in London this October where the expected prize pool will top Euro 300 000. We have a strong field of players lined up to get rolling on our new online site.”
 
The Jadestone backgammon network is fully compliant with all commonly used competition rule sets and is available across Europe with support for 25 languages.