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Gaming Innovation Group is the choice for New Zealand group SkyCity Entertainment's upcoming online casino product, as the platform will provide the software for the product.
The group will provide the software platform for the upcoming SkyCity online casino, which is set to launch during 2019. GiG's platform has games from more than 30 developers, with more than 3,000 games in total. The agreement will also include a Maltese gambling license, effectively making SkyCity a white label solution.
SkyCity CEO Graeme Stephens commented on the deal, noting: "SKYCITY is delighted to be partnering with GiG to establish an online casino offering, based in Europe. Growing and diversifying our earnings is a key component of our group strategic plan and developing an online presence to complement our existing land-based casinos in New Zealand will enable us to offer an enhanced gaming proposition for customers. GiG are an exciting and innovative technology company with best-in-class teams, systems, platforms and products and importantly share our focus on responsible gaming and host responsibility. We look forward to working with Robin and the team as we enter an exciting phase of growth at SKYCITY."
GiG CEO Robin Reed added: "I am delighted that GiG is partnering with SKYCITY, we share the same high standards and ambitions for a safe, responsible and entertaining gaming experience for the end users. With this landmark deal, we are also entering a completely new continent where we can build on our ambition as the global partner for strong brands in iGaming.
We look forward to supporting SKYCITY in its expansion into the online space, where our full suite of products and solutions all form part of a very competitive offering to its online customers. New Zealand is preparing for the regulation of online casino gambling and we are there to support our partner further when it happens."
There hasn't been an official statement on when the casino will open its virtual doors.