GIBRALTAR, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — PartyGaming Plc, operators of PartyPoker.com, The World’s Largest Poker Room(TM), today announces the launch of its new backgammon product, PartyGammon.com. Known as “the game of kings” and requiring skills of timing and calculation, backgammon is one of the world’s most popular games and one of its oldest, with variants dating back more than 5,000 years. PartyGaming has now brought this history to the modern world of the internet, enabling new and existing customers to play backgammon, poker and casino all from a single PartyAccount.
“The launch of backgammon, a truly international game of skill, is a natural evolutionary step in our strategy to become the global gaming portal of choice,” said Mitch Garber, CEO of PartyGaming. “We are very pleased to add it to our portfolio of games.”
PartyGammon.com offers games to play for free or for cash for a variety of gammon versions, including Hypergammon and Nackgammon. As with all the products in the PartyGaming portfolio, customers can access PartyGaming’s 24/7 customer support for any questions about getting started or using the product. PartyGammon.com features cutting edge technology and was developed entirely in-house.
New York State Lottery approved license to operate 750 video gaming machines at Tioga Downs Raceway
Nevada Gold & Casinos, Online Betting Inc. today announced that the New York State Lottery has approved a license to operate 750 video gaming machines at Tioga Downs Raceway. The June 28, 2006 opening of the new 19,000 square foot gaming facility represents the final step of Tioga Downs. Earlier this month, Tioga Downs celebrated the opening of a new 90,000 square foot grandstand, bringing restaurants, lounges, arcades, entertainment, retail, live racing and simulcasting to the Binghamton and surrounding areas.
John Arnesen, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc., commented, “The gaming facility is one of the key components of Tioga Downs, and we are very happy to mark the completion of this process with such a compelling entertainment offering. Since Tioga Downs’ opening weekend we have seen attendance exceed our expectations, and we believe that the opening of our gaming facility will further enhance the appeal of this premier entertainment destination.’’
Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc., through its subsidiary Nevada Gold NY, Inc., owns a 40% membership interest in American Racing and Entertainment, LLC. American Racing owns 100% of Tioga Downs Racetrack, LLC, which owns the Tioga Downs Racetrack in Nichols, New York.