Tuesday, December 02, 2008

bwin Joins Growing DiceArena Multiplayer Games Network

Jadestone’s DiceArea announce leading online gaming operator, bwin, as launch partner

Jadestone Networks, the Nordic based owner and operator of the multiplayer dice games network DiceArena, announced today that leading European online sports betting and online gaming operator bwin will join the the DiceArena Network early next year.

At launch, the DiceArena Network features two new dice games: Dice Hold’em, inspired by the popular poker game, and Shoot the Moons, an easy to learn alternative for more casual players. In early 2009, two perennial dice favorites will be added to the range of DiceArena games: Liar’s Dice is the hardcore bluffer’s game and Backgammon is the undisputable classic among dice board games.

“We’ve always felt that Jadestone provides a fresh take on familiar concepts,” said Norbert Teufelberger, Co-CEO of bwin. The current Jadestone games have been among our fastest growing product categories lately. We have great expectations that the new Backgammon will be a real winner. As for the DiceArena table games, the market is clearly ready for something new and exciting.”

“There’s no doubt that bwin has played a major role in getting Jadestone to where it is today,” said Tobias Nissen, Business Development Director at Jadestone. “They’ve been a solid and competent partner in the true sense of the word. It’s with great satisfaction we see bwin expand their business with us to include our new DiceArena product.”

The DiceArena suite of games has been in development at Jadestone for almost two years. With a number of high profile network partners lined up and games available across Europe in 23 languages, it’s one of the biggest new product introductions in Jadestone’s history.

Additional information about DiceArena can be found on http://www.jadestone.se/. There is also a newly launched consumer website with information and blogging about the DiceArena games at http://www.dicearena.com/.

Progressive Jackpot Tops a Million Dollars

Jackpot Pinata at Lucky18Casino.com Now $1,001,582

There was great excitement at Lucky18Casino.com yesterday as staff watched their Jackpot Pinata progressive jackpot reach and surpass one million dollars for the first time ever. Jackpot Pinata is now the largest progressive jackpot offered by online casinos that accept U.S. players.

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Launched just a year ago with an initial $250,000 prize, Jackpot Pinata was hit for $273,914 within weeks but hasn’t been hit since.

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