Bet24 and Scandic Bookmakers move to Ongame

Bet24 and Scandic Bookmakers move to Ongame

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Nordic poker rooms Bet24 and Scandic Bookmakers have announced that they will be joining the Ongame Network. The pair hope to take advantage of Denmark's soon to be regulated online poker market which comes into effect on 1st January 2012.

“We need specialists in poker to provide a complete poker experience, and that makes Ongame a perfect fit”, said Lars Kollind, Poker Manager at Bet24. “Only Ongame can offer a presence in all markets as well as provide support for iPhone and Android devices.”

Claus Gemal Rasmussen, CEO at Scandic Bookmakers, said: “First-mover advantage is important for an operator like us. Denmark is a very important market with fierce competition. Ongame enables us to be present with a premium poker experience in Denmark from day one.”

The online poker market in Denmark is one of the most mature in the world with 33.5% of their total gambling market attributed to online play compared with an average of 11% across Europe. The Danish online poker market is expected to grow by an estimated 60% to €87m in 2012 according to research firm H2 Gambling Capital.

“Enabling our partners to enter every major regulated market on day one is our strategy,” says David Pittel, Managing Director of Ongame Network. “Ongame was among the first in Italy, first in France and we will soon be the first in Denmark and Spain as well.”

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Tags: Bet24, Denmark, Regulation