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Ongame Poker Network In Deal With Mohegan Sun

Connecticut Casino To Launch Free-Play Poker In Early 2013

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The Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut will launch a free-play online poker site in early 2013 using Ongame Network technology.

Ongame, which was recently purchased from bwin by the Amaya Gaming Group from Canada, will host the platform across PCs, Mac, smart phones and tablets.

It will be the first east coast casino to launch an online gaming site and the company believes it will be “at the head of the line” when legal real money poker comes to the United States.

Mitchell Etess, chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, said, “ We have been looking for the best possible fit for a poker partner for over 6 months. Mohegan Sun needs a provider who has outstanding regulatory experience and flexibility to offer intra-state play-for-free poker at first, and the technology to enable real money online poker when it is legalized.

“We are proud to announce that this partner is Ongame.”

Peter Bertilsson, managing director of Ongame, added, “It is exciting to be part of the move online for one of the most dynamic and expansive casino operators in the United States. Mohegan Sun is the second largest casino site in the United States and it will be very exciting to be a partner in their online gaming operations as this becomes an important part of their future business strategy.”