Virgin Mobile Casino, one of the latest casinos to enter the mobile gambling arena, announced a deal with Las Vegas-based software developer International Game Technology (IGT) to begin using IGT’s mobile remote game server (RGS) solution.
“When we launched Virgin Mobile Casino we said it was our intention to introduce additional content suppliers into our mobile casino in a similar fashion to our [online] Internet offering,” Simon Burridge, CEO of Virgin Games, Virgin Mobile Casino’s operator commented on the agreement.
Virgin Online Casino currently provides an extensive variety of games from a number of developers, and its mobile casino subsidiary – still relatively new – is expected to follow suit eventually.
“By introducing a new software partner, we are moving a step closer towards [this] goal. The mobile phone nowadays is the primary entertainment platform for many people,” Burridge added.
The company therefore finds it crucial to continue to integrate new content in order to create a mobile site that allows mobile players to experience the same entertainment value they currently enjoy at the regular Virgin Online Casino.
The RGS solution will enable Virgin Mobile Casino to offer mobile versions of popular games that can be played on a broad range of mobile devices, including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows mobile phones, iPad and iPod Touch.
The first games to be included in the deal are going to be Cleopatra and Da Vinci Diamonds, both of them slot machines, soon to be followed by further releases, including Cats, Elvis: A Little More Action, Kitty Litter and Wolf Run, which also are video slots.
Each year, IGT plans to add another 20 new games available through its mobile RGS solution.
“Mobile RGS expands our distribution capabilities, and mobile casino games are a key future driver for our interactive product,” said Robert Melendres, IGT’s Vice President for Emerging Business.
“Introducing our RGS mobile casino games to Virgin Mobile Casino will allow for IGT’s leading content to be enjoyed by an even wider range of players,” he added.