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First Mobile Casino Launched in Singapore

Microgaming's mobile casino associate, Spin3 has clinched an important deal with Singapore based entertainment content aggregator WooWorld, which has selected Spin3's play-for-fun SpinFone system to offer the first mobile gaming competition in Singapore.

Mobile gamers will be able to download WooWorld's WowBoss casino games via premium SMS and compete for the highest scores to win prizes like iPod Shuffles, digital cameras Swatch watches and shopping vouchers.

With gaming restrictions being relazed, the Asia-Pacific is expected to generate $2.7 billion annually in revenues. WowBoss offers a SpinFone suite of five exciting casino style games, including Blackjack, classic slots and Roulette - available for download on mobile devices. WooWorld and mobile operators will share revenues generated from downloads and player retention built into the SpinFone system.

"Spin3's SpinFone system, east to use and deploy, has been integral to the smooth development of the first mobile casino games in Singapore," said Victor Lim, CEO of WooWorld Pte Ltd.

"An Asian consumer represents a large online gambling market, and we are bringing the same gaming experience on their mobile with out cooperation with WooWorld to offer the first mobile casino games," he said.

According to analysts at Informa Telecoms and Media, the number of mobile gamblers will increase to 201.4 million globally in 2010 from 48.1 million today. In Asia-Pacific, the number will increase from 22.1 million today to 96.7 million during the same period.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006