WagerWorks’ software selected

Jul 1, 2003 6:51 AM

He doesn’t have MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGG) as a client anymore but that hasn’t stopped Andrew Pascal from going forward with his interactive casino website.

Pascal, a former Mirage Casino Resort executive in Las Vegas and in recent years the president and CEO of WagerWorks, has been preparing the proprietary software to be used by Bonne Terre Limited (Sky Bet) in its Internet wagering activity based in the British Isle of Alderney.

In announcing the launch of the new interactive casino website, Pascal said the introduction of "skybetvegas.com" "reflects the successful integration of one of the media industry’s most compelling product offerings. The result is an online gaming venue where consumers can experience the thrill of authentic casino gaming without the risk typically associated with off-shore casinos."

Sky Bet is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting that has more than 15 million viewers in 6.7 million households in Britain and Ireland. The company provides a number of television opportunities including movies, news, entertainment and sports channels. It now will offer interactive services on Sky digital, the UK’s first broadband digital television platform.

WagerWorks had been selected by MGM MIRAGE Inc. to provide its proprietary software for the Internet activity it was conducting from the Isle of Man. However, MGM MIRAGE announced last month that it was terminating its European Internet wagering activity.