Amaya Gaming Group, owner of the Ongame online poker network, announced Monday an agreement with Bally Technologies to integrate Ongame and a suite of casino games into its iGaming platform.
“Ongame is a world leader in the online poker space and we are excited to incorporate their best-in-class offering into the Bally iGaming platform,“ stated Bally Technologies’ Vice President of Business Development John Connelly.
According to the memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies, Ongame will become “Bally’s preferred poker provider in the emerging U.S. online gaming market,” and be distributed to Bally’s casino operating partners such as American Casino and Entertainment Properties, LLC (ACEP), parent company of Las Vegas’ Stratosphere casino.
Bally received the very first Nevada interactive gaming license issued in June 2012, but until now has not had a poker software package to offer its casino partners. Today’s deal allows Bally’s partners to move forward, and a source close to the matter told pokerfuse that at least part of the testing required to bring Ongame to market have already begun.
Bally also has a partnership with Golden Nugget stemming from its technology acquisition of Chili Gaming’s B2B platform in February 2012.