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BetOnBet Defects to Microgaming Poker Network

Sports betting site makes switch to new software supplier

Monday 31st July 2006

Isle of Man - July 26, 2006 - Microgaming, the world's largest supplier of poker and casino software, announces it has signed BetOnBet, the online betting exchange, to its Microgaming Poker Network. The announcement follows the acquisition of Ongame by BETandWIN, with the operator citing a competitive conflict as one of its main reasons for the move.

The move to Microgaming allows BetOnBet players to take advantage of one of the most aggressive tournament schedules on the web - featuring satellites to some of the best land based tournaments in the world, as well as the guaranteed 24hr action offered through access to thousands of additional players from over 40 card rooms worldwide.

Since BetOnBet launched in August 2003, with its poker offering following in November 2004, it has grown to become one of the most successful gaming sites on the web. The move to Microgaming's poker network will cause little or no disruption to players, allowing them to swiftly take advantage of the benefits the network has to offer.

Stian Hornsletten, Managing Director BetOnBet Ltd says, 'We are very pleased to join the Microgaming poker network. We see Microgaming as the leading software provider within the gaming industry. The Microgaming Poker network is growing rapidly and we believe this is a strategic move for the future. We believe our customers will see the benefits of this in the time to come. To join a network where all the operators are playing by the same rules and get the releases at the same time is something we are looking very much forward to.'

Roger Raatgever, CEO Microgaming comments, 'Following its decision to leave Ongame, we are delighted to be able to announce that BetOnBet has joined our industry leading poker network. We believe that Microgaming can not only offer operators market leading software and support, but also the independence that clearly BetOnBet felt they could not receive following the acquisition of Ongame by BETandWIN. This follows a number of recent additions to our rapidly expanding poker network.'

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About Microgaming

Since Microgaming ( developed the first true online casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. The Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network is the world's largest progressive and has paid out a record $204m plus in the last three years.

Microgaming software also powers the world's leading poker network. With over 40 card rooms and one of the most aggressive tournament schedules on the web, the Microgaming Poker Network ensures players will always find an active table, as well as the hottest action.

For more information about Microgaming, please contact Stuart Hehir, Chameleon PR

+44 (0) 207 680 5500

Source: OnlineCasinoNews

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