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PaddyPower launches Online Backgammon powered by GameAccount

Paddy Power becomes the first bookmaker in the world to launch live multiplayer backgammon

Thursday 28th April 2005

GameAccount ( the #1 single wallet skill gaming supplier for sportsbooks and casinos, is pleased to announce Paddy Power (, Ireland's largest bookmaker, has become the first bookmaker in the world to launch live multiplayer backgammon, provided by GameAccount.

'We are pleased to deliver an even better choice of gaming products, by strengthening our relationship with GameAccount,” said Peter O'Donovan - Online Gaming Manager, Paddy Power. “Their superior technology, quick integration, and proven professionalism made them the obvious choice for our online backgammon offering.”

Backgammon provides a modern take on the classic board game. GameAccount provides Paddy Power with fully integrated online Backgammon which allows players to see opponents’ moves, giving a real-time experience which is enhanced by in-game and lobby chat functionality. With dynamic player ratings, players really can feel part of a friendly global community where fairness is guaranteed.

GameAccount are capable of launching a fully-managed service within weeks and have already delivered Paddy Power with a fully white-labelled solution with seamless login, real-time exchange rates and multiple languages.

Paddy Power plc, recently recorded a 27% increase in turnover from 913m in 2003 to 1,156m in 2004.

Dermot Smurfit, Director, GameAccount said, “Paddy Power looked at the whole range of online backgammon software suppliers, and I am pleased to say that GameAccount was their 1st choice.”

Source: OnlineCasinoNews

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