SEGA Games Limited Introduces Real Money, Online Poker and Casino Website

Jan 18, 2010, 08:32 ET from Sega Games Limited-Online

ST ANNE, Alderney, January 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary - SEGAGames Limited today announced the launch of the SEGA branded online gaming sites; SEGACasino.com and SEGAPoker.com. Users will now able to win real money playing SEGA branded casino and poker games. SEGACasino will feature a comprehensive suite of gaming products; including Blackjack, Roulette as well as customized SEGA branded Slots and many more. SEGAPoker.com will feature a live multiplayer poker room with head-to-head play with up to 30,000 concurrent players.

SEGAGames Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the SEGA Corporation, today announced the launch of the SEGA branded online gaming sites; SEGACasino.com and SEGAPoker.com. SEGACasino and SEGAPoker will be the initial sites with which SEGA Games Limited will enter the vastly growing industry with more platforms to be released within the following year. Users will now able to win real money playing SEGA branded casino and poker games. SEGACasino will feature a comprehensive suite of gaming products -- including such popular games as Blackjack, Roulette as well as customized SEGA branded Slots and many more. Additionally, at SEGAPoker.com, users will find a live multiplayer poker room with head-to-head and tournament play with up to 30,000 concurrent players. Players can now enjoy the SEGA experience at the poker tables and in the casino room. The site prohibits bets from players in the U.S., Japan and other jurisdictions where online gaming is prohibited.

SEGAGames Ltd. is regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. SEGACasino and SEGAPoker was developed and designed in collaboration with SEGAGames Ltd. and PlayTech. The software showcases a completely new graphic package to match the SEGA brand as well as many of SEGA's IP including Virtua Fighter(TM), House of the Dead(TM) and Nights(TM).

SEGACasino.com and SEGAPoker.com offers players unique promotions based on the SEGA franchise, creating a seamless community between the gaming worlds. SEGA Games Ltd Spokesperson said, "Sega has been a trusted brand and a favorite among the gaming industry for over half a century. It is our goal to translate these attributes to offer a leading online casino and online poker room. We want to give our SEGACasino and SEGAPoker players every opportunity to participate in the entire Sega experience."

The online gaming industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Europe. In 2008 it is estimated the online gambling industry generated $21.0 billion in revenue from players worldwide, according to H2 Gambling Capital. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2008-2012 expect the European online gambling market to grow at a minimum rate of 8.4 per cent per annum to a maximum of 17.6 per cent. Similarly, an EGBA study indicates that the European online gambling market is expected to double between 2007 and 2012.

About SEGA Games Limited

Sega Games Ltd. is one of the leading innovators in online gaming. As a wholly owned subsidiary of global entertainment leader Sega Corporation and licensed and regulated by the Government of Alderney, the group offers a variety of SEGA branded games. The group owns and operates http://www.SEGACasino.com and http://www.SEGAPoker.com. Through SEGAPass, Sega Games Limited's proprietary single wallet platform, customers can enjoy the benefits of playing at all of its online gambling destinations utilizing one user account.

    Contact:
    SEGA Games Ltd.
    Michael Hansen
    PR Manager
    email: mhansen@segagamesltd.com

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