Online Gaming to offer NextGen games

June 25, 2002 8:11 AM
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Las Vegas-based Online Gaming Systems, a provider of casino turnkey solutions, announced it has signed a Master Game Development and Licensing Agreement with Next Generation Entertainment (Australia) that will allow it to offer NextGen’s games on its Internet Casino products.

Under terms of the Agreement, NextGen will design, develop and license games for use by Online Gaming Systems and its customers.

"NextGen is considered to be one of the leading game developers in the industry, and we are constantly seeking to find the best content to offer as part of our casino products," said Herman Suarez, vice president of marketing and sales for OGS. "We have already started the integration of some of NextGen’s games into our recently released FIRE system."

The FIRE product has been designed with security, performance, third party integration and scalability in mind. The java-designed system has been loaded with controls that comply with operating a casino in a regulated environment as well as giving the casino operator the flexibility of integrating with their existing systems. The system has been tested to handle more than 1,000 simultaneous users on a single Game Server and can be scaled up to many times that figure by utilizing additional Game Servers.

The FIRE system is currently undergoing certification in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Tony McAuslan, NextGen’s CEO said, "We are combining our advanced games and developers with OGS’ leading edge casino technology, and think that both organizations will benefit from offering the best possible content to the Internet gaming industry."

NextGen is a division of London-based Next Generation Entertainment, which has the world’s largest independently, owned game design studio located in Australia.

Earlier this month, Online Gaming Systems announced it had signed an agreement with Quova, Inc. for its GeoPoint service. The agreement allows OGS to integrate Quova’s GeoPoint software to address jurisdictional compliance and operator concerns regarding player location.

Quova’s GeoPoint determines the location of Internet users by mapping over 4 billion IP addresses.