15 Oct. ’09 ~ SEGA Granted Alderney Online Gambling Licence

SEGA Granted Alderney Online Gambling Licence

Only rumoured to be entering the online gambling world a short time ago and then the confirmation with their application submission to the Alderney Gambling Control Commission back in March, and now the action will begin. SEGAGames Ltd. has been granted a full interactive online gambling license in the Alderney jurisdiction and may begin operations as of October 2009. The company is a good match for online gambling, software and interesting games are the firms strong suits.

Software developer Playtech is partnering with Sega and will come together with SEGA’s existing SEGAPass platform to provide the power for the SEGA Casino and SEGA Poker web sites. Branded characters making their appearances on the virtual scene, Sonic the Hedgehog, Virtua Fighter and House of the Dead, all iconic SEGA images that are sure to attract some attention.

A spokesperson SEGAGames has commented, “The Alderney Gambling Control Commission provides the most comprehensive gaming regulations with the strictest requirements and as such is recognizes as the most reputable online gaming jurisdiction. This provides as excellent fit with Sega’s regulatory compliant strategy and we are pleased to be approved by this leading authority.” SegaGames is a subsidiary of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. which is experiencing a little financial drop from it usually strong position. It is expected that the introduction of online casinos and poker to the line up of offerings will boost their revenues significantly.

After a licence is issued and paid for in Alderney the licensee must conclude the games testing and systems documentation processes. It is important to note a licensee cannot legally become fully operational until all games have been tested and their systems documentation fully approved. Within twelve months of live activation of the site, and annually thereafter, the Commission will visit the main operational centre of the licensee to check that the relevant licence conditions are being upheld.

Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. is a Japanese company with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, and Singapore. Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. was founded in 2004.

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