Novomatic Pursues Legal Action Against Groups Pirating Games

Gambling developer Novomatic has taken a big step to fight the piracy of its casino games this week, announcing that they are suing Euro Games Technology Ltd for the duplication of their games.

The lawsuit was filed in the Berlin District Court and is requesting that the offending games be shut down and that Novomatic be paid damages that the games have produced. In addition to Euro Games Technology, the company has also included D-Systems GmbH in the lawsuit.

A company statement on the matter read: "The lawsuit is based on the fact that in Novomatic's view, several games offered by Euro Game Technology Ltd. systematically and unfairly use essential elements (including the reel strips) of well-established Novomatic games."

"Specifically, the games in question are "Ultimate Hot", "Olympus Glory", "Flaming Hot", "5 Dazzling Hot", "Lucky Hot" and "Extremely Hot. Similar legal actions are currently being prepared in other countries."

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9 November 2016 - 9:23pm

It's maybe a quite subjective matter to be proved in court even if Euro Games Technology copied their games completely, anyway will see what will happen cause it's quite interesting subject I think.

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10 November 2016 - 4:15am

Two quite well known companies are having this fight- well it's gonna be interesting to see how it will turn out. Have never been a fan to any of them.