Golden Nugget and Amaya Gaming Ink DealPublished November 6, 2013 by OCR Editor
New deal will put Golden Nugget at the top of the online game for players in the US.
The Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos and the Amaya Gaming Group announced that they have struck a deal with one another in which the latter will be providing technology for Golden Nugget's real money online gambling ventures in the USA. Included in this deal is Amaya's Casino and Poker gaming software, including its back-end solutions.
Amaya bought the Ongame Network from bwin.party in 2012 and Amaya paid €15 million. If and when online poker is legalized in the US, Amaya will need to add an additional €10 million depending on how many of the states in the US opt in for online poker gaming.
Amaya gaming recently hired Paul Leggett, the former speaker of Absolute Poker as their new head of online gaming. Leggett was at the center of many online poker scandals regarding cheating in the past and in the minds of many poker players he is an unwanted person in the industry.
In a statement, Thomas Winter, VP of Online Gaming of Landry's Inc., the parent company of Golden Nugget, said, "We intend to be a preferred early stage operator of real money online gaming as regulation progresses in the United States, initially in New Jersey and Nevada. To thrive in this market, we need to deliver a best-in-class online and mobile player experience. Amaya provides proven online casino games and a poker platform that deliver precisely what we need. Through this partnership we can supply exceptional and secure online entertainment, supported by the strong brand of our land-based casinos," related Thomas Winter the VP of Landry Inc Online Gaming.